Man Jailed For Alleged Felony Slurpee Battery

Defendant on ice after 7-Eleven confrontation

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Slurpee Battery

AUGUST 8--A Florida Man was jailed yesterday on a felony Slurpee battery charge, records show.

Investigators allege that Brian Duffy, 40, last month doused a 7-Eleven employee with the frozen treat during a 9:20 AM argument about the drink’s price inside a store in Pinellas Park.

According to an arrest affidavit, a surveillance camera recorded Duffy “back handing the cup full of a Slurpee drink” out of the female victim’s hand. The Slurpee “flew onto the victim’s person,” a cop reported.

While Duffy left 7-Eleven before police responded, the victim yesterday afternoon “pointed the defendant out to law enforcement,” apparently after he returned to the convenience store.

During police questioning, Duffy recalled there previously was “an incident” in which he “was being charged too much for a drink.” But Duffy did not recall knocking the Slurpee out of the worker’s hand.

Since Duffy’s lengthy rap sheet includes a prior battery conviction, he was charged with a felony for the July 26 7-Eleven incident.

Duffy, pictured at left, is being held in the county jail in lieu of $2500. He has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with the victim, and he must stay away from the 7-Eleven where the confrontation occurred. (1 page)