Free samples are awesome, but they're not something you'd want to get arrested or punched in the face over.

A 78-year-old man shopping at Costco on Sunday morning, annoyed by a greedy whippersnapper taking more than his fair share of free Nutella waffle samples, told the sampler he should really only take one waffle.

Derrick Gharabighi, 24 (said greedy whippersnapper), responded by punching the elderly man in the face. The 78-year-old was hospitalized with a one-inch cut and facial swelling.

Gharabighi, on the other hand, was charged with elder abuse, ABC 7 in Los Angeles reports.

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