Roaster rage! Irate customer smashes door of Sheepshead Bay institution

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Call him a Roll-N-Rogue!

Police are searching for the punk who hurled a chunk of ice through a glass door at the beloved Roll-N-Roaster eatery on March 18.

The allegedly unsatisfied customer shattered the Emmons Avenue storefront at about 2:30 am, and then fled empty handed — no one was injured, according to authorities.

The nogoodnik was inside the restaurant — known for its roast beef sandwiches and lots of cheese-topped everything — visibly intoxicated when he and another customer started arguing. An employee told him he had to leave, according to manager Eric Rodriguez.

“He was arguing with an older gentleman back and forth, my manager said, ‘actually this is getting out of hand, you have to leave,’” Rodriguez said.

That’s when the creep left the restaurant and then, moments later, chucked the chunk ice through the door, according to Rodriguez.

Roll-N-Roaster managers had the broken window replaced the next morning, and customers were back inside munching on delicious, cheese-covered, roast beef sandwiches in no time, said Rodriguez.

“Our day continued normally the next day, hopefully they catch the guy,” he said. “They are great customers, very loyal and they understood.”

Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at, or text 274637 followed by TIP577.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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