A Brooklyn bodega worker was slashed in the face yesterday by an allegedly drunk man after the clerk refused to accept food stamps for beer. The incident happened in the Express Deli in Bushwick about 7:35 a.m. Thursday, when the suspect attempted to buy a 22-ounce Colt 45 with a food stamp card. Witness Abdul Bin Ock described seeing the suspect slash victim Mutahar Murshed Ali's face: “His face almost fell off,” Ock told the News. “His cheek ripped. There was so much blood. Every time he looks in the mirror, he has to see the same scar the rest of his life."

You can see surveillance video from that morning below: in it, Ali is sitting in a chair behind the counter before the suspect pulls out a blade. The attacker suddenly dives onto the counter and cuts open the clerk’s face—opening up a gash from his upper lip to his left sideburn. A different bodega worker there at the time described the attacker as “drunk, falling and stumbling.”

Ali told police he saw the suspect receive cash from an underage girl outside the store—he believes the man was trying to buy the beer for the girl. According to the News, the suspect was described as a black man between the ages of 25 and 30, with short black hair and brown eyes, wearing black jeans and a white T-shirt, and carrying a black backpack.