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Argument over free samples turns violent

A shopper pushes a cart outside Costco Wholesale in Danvers, Mass. Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday that its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 29 percent, partly because of a charge, as sales of bigger-ticket discretionary items continued to soften. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Greenville Police say an argument over free samples turned violent.

Police say two men got into a fight at a Greenville, South Carolina Costco on July 26.

They say a 70 year old was waiting in line for a piece of cheese, when a 72 year old man cut in line, took some cheese and walked off.

Police say the 70 year old then moved on to a line with free cheeseburger samples, when he saw the same man come up again.

That’s when police say they got into an argument and one of them hit the other over the head.