William Hotz, a 59 year old man from Long Island, NY, was arrested for allegedly punching an employee of an ice cream shop for trying to stop him from stealing the cone.

WABC-TV reports Mr. Hotz tried to redeem a "free cone" coupon at a Valley Stream Carvel shop but once he was told the coupon had expired, he allegedly walked out without paying for the cone.

When the female employee followed him out of the shop to stop him, he allegedly punched her several times in the face, leaving her with a busted and swollen lip.

Police were called to the scene where they took Hotz into custody charging him with resisting arrest and robbery.