by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Alpharetta police have charged a 22-year-old Milton man whom they said attacked a gas station clerk Thursday morning.
Moments earlier, Hassan Ali told Petchenik that Moses had attacked him inside the Valero station he owns on Old Milton Parkway.
“He cursed me, and I didn’t like it,” said Ali, adding that Moses seemed to be angry about the price of a phone charger. “He picked up the charger and threw it at me in the face, and I went around the counter and he started punching at me and I punched him back, knocked him down.”
Ali said Moses then pulled out a knife and started waving it around as the two tussled on the floor.
“At first, I started to grab it, the knife, but my kids’ pictures started flashing in front of me and that's when I stayed back,” Ali told Petchenik.
As Moses fled the store, Ali said he chased him and called 911 to give police the description of his getaway vehicle, a Honda CRV driven by Moses’ girlfriend.
“One of the Milton police officers in our city noticed a vehicle that we put the lookout on, and we conducted a traffic stop,” said Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon.
Gordon said the suspect’s girlfriend alleges Ali made a racial slur to Moses during their argument. Ali denied that to Petchenik.
“Nothing at all,” he said.
Moses was taken to the Fulton County Jail on felony aggravated assault charges.