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September 5, 2013

Anthony Weiner gets in shouting match after verbal attack

NEW YORK — Ex-congressman and struggling mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said Wednesday a video showing him in a shouting match with a bakery customer is just an example of him putting a heckler in his place.

The 2-minute video shows Weiner, surrounded by reporters and campaign supporters in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park, going back inside the bakery after someone yells, “Scumbag!”

A clearly annoyed Weiner, his mouth full of honey cake, turns around and yells at the man.

“Yeah?” Weiner says. “It takes one to know one, jackass.”

Weiner, who quit Congress in 2011 after a sexting scandal, and the man then confront each other inside the bakery as onlookers take photos.

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