Boca Bagel Bar Brawl Lands One Man In Jail

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“Call 911! I’m Going To Kill Him!”


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BOCA RATON, FL ( — A brawl at the Boca Bagel Bar — 4251 North Federal Highway — landed one man in jail, according to a police report reviewed by

Aly Abdel-Fatah Aly Abdo is facing one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His booking photo was not immediately available from the Palm Beach County Jail.

From the police report:

“At approximately 9:53 a.m., I responded to 4251 North Federal Highway in reference to two males fighting. The caller advised that she saw two males fighting and screaming at each other in the parking lot behind the business. Upon my arrival, I met and spoke with the victim.”

“The victim stated that the following chain of events occurred. At approximately 9:40 a.m., the manager told one of his employees at Boca Bagel Bar, Aly Abdo, to work harder. Abdo then became upset, stated that he quit and stormed out of the restaurant’s back door. The manager then went outside behind Abdo and told him to calm down and that he did not need to quit. Abdo then pushed the manager who pushed Abdo back. Abdo then put the manager in a headlock. The manager was able to escape from the headlock and grabbed Abdo’s phone off the ground. Abdo demanded the manager give the phone back. The manager told Abdo that he would give th phone back after Abdo calmed down.”

“Abdo,” wrote the officer, “then ran into the restaurant kitchen through the back door, grabbed a large kitchen knife, and yelled Call 911! I’m going to kill him!” Abdo then ran back outside through the back door with the knife and charged at the manager. The manager threw bread baskets at Abdo to keep him a distance.”

Other employees then came outside. One asked Abdo several times to hand over the knife which he eventually did. Police then arrived on the scene.

“My investigation revealed that by Abdo jumping and chasing the manager with a knife, Aldo intentionally and unlawfully threatened the manager by act to do violence, had the apparent ability to do so, and created a well-founded fear that violence was imminent. Based on the above aforementioned probable cause exists to charge Aly Abdo with the following: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Without The Intent To Kill.”

Abdo, 62, is being held without bond as of mid-day Wednesday.


Paul Saperstein


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