East Vancouver

Free Slurpee day turns violent at Vancouver 7-Eleven

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Lots of folks are out getting their sugar fix since Thursday is free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven.

In Vancouver, the rush for Slurpees turned violent after a customer dumped one of the high fructose-beverages over an employee's head, leading to a scuffle.

It happened at 2:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven at Northeast 112th Avenue and 51st Circle.

Vancouver police responded and calmed down the fracas, said police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

No one was arrested.

Someone inside the 7-11 wrote a blog post about the event and sent it to us at KATU.

"...I watched who I think was either the manager or their security person grab the guy by his shirt and pull him to the front of the store," the blog said.

The blogger said a spat ensued and a threat was made before police arrived.

It was unclear what prompted the man to dump the icy drink on the worker's head. 7-Eleven workers declined comment.

Ironically, this year, 7-Eleven increased the size of its free drinks to a 12-ounce cup so you can put a lid on it. Mothers were complaining how messy the lidless cups were.