Here’s a compelling reason to stop smoking.

Authorities in Lakewood, California are looking for a man who punched a female cashier at a gas station earlier this month after she told him he needed to pay more money for a cigar he wanted to buy.

The cashier, who’s going by the name Yadira, said the man handed her a dollar bill, even though the cigar cost $1.41:

He just says, ‘Well, this is all I have….(expletive) whatever.’ And I was like, ‘You need to get out of the store.’ I was like, ‘I’m sorry.’ And he tries to snatch it."

At that point, the woman, who didn't think the man would get violent, claims the he punched her in the face – right on camera. The man managed to run away without any other customer in line helping out. Apparently, several were more concerned about her well-being.

Yadira says the whole episode has stuck with her, noting, “There are cowards out there that are willing to do stupid stuff.”