Man allegedly punches Costco shopper over Nutella waffle samples

A jar of Nutella is seen in this photo.

A 24-year-old Burbank man has been charged with elder abuse after allegedly punching a fellow Costco shopper over free Nutella waffle samples.

Witnesses say Derrick Gharabighi assaulted a 78-year-old man who scolded him for taking too many free samples.

Investigators say the victim was hospitalized with a one-inch cut and swelling above his eye. Gharabighi is expected to appear in court this week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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