Mar 11 2010
IRAQI al-BRIDEZILLA: "You don’t know who I am. I'll call my husband to come and kill you, and we’ll teach everybody here a lesson.’"
An Iraqi-owned dress store in DETROITistan, home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the U.S., became the setting for a mini Iraq war.
Thanks to my friend DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL for this great story.
Hekmat Putruss, Detroit-area dress store owner on his fellow Iraqi immigrants who attacked him and his family, “Apparently, these people do not know how to handle things in the United States. They thought they were somewhere in Fallujah or in the… Iraq mountains and so on.”
Putruss said this all started last Tuesday after he refused to provide alterations for a bad mouthing bride who bought a dress and became a nightmare to work with. He told her to take her business elsewhere. “She (started) threatening me. ‘You don’t know who I am. (I’ll) call my husband to come and kill you,’ and ‘We’ll teach everybody here a lesson,’” Putruss said.
Right after the threats were allegedly made, they locked down the store and called police, but one of the wives was still inside. When some men arrive, surveillance video shows her opening the door and them barreling in.
Inside the store packed with customers, three men enter and confront the owner. They start pushing each other and throw the owner’s son to the ground and begin to beat him. The video below also shows one of the men grabbing the owner’s wife, spitting at her and slapping her across the face.. Putruss and his family say they suffered several injuries from the attack and the damage from the melee is estimated at around $20,000.