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Police are thanking the public for sending in tips that led to the identification of the man accused of throwing change in the face of a Tim Hortons worker in Quispamsis. (Courtesy Rothesay Regional Police Force)

A 49-year old man accused of throwing change in the face of a Tim Hortons worker in Quispamsis has pleaded not guilty to assault and breach of probation.

Roy Edward Gilmore, a Pennfield resident, appeared in a Saint John courtroom on Tuesday, approximately six months after the alleged assault inside the Millennium Dr. coffee shop on Oct. 29.

On Feb. 7, the Rothesay Regional Police Force posted a video of the incident on their Facebook page.

Security cameras captured the man's angry reaction, and show him throwing money at a clerk, hitting her in the face and shoulder.

The supervisor and target of the alleged attack, a 21-year-old woman who does not want her name used, said the man was short on money for his coffee that morning.

She said the customer threw the change after she refused to hand him his coffee because she was instructed to not give away free products.

The supervisor said she deals with a lot of different attitudes and has learned not to let it affect her life.

In this particular case, she said it seemed as though the man was having a bad day, and took his anger out on staff.

Meanwhile, police in the town are thanking the public for sending in tips that led to the suspect's identification.

A trial date has been set for Sept. 4.