Store owner raised security concerns at a Maui mall before the fatal stabbing

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Security concerns were raised at a Maui mall even before the brutal attack that killed a man. A store owner says he complained to management about it but his concerns were never taken seriously.

The store owner says his complaints were not taken seriously until the attack happened. He says after that, management made what he considered a threat.

Daniel Norton owns a furniture store called Village Home at Queen Kaahumanu Center. He says more than a week before the fatal stabbing of Eduardo Alejandro Cerezo inside the second floor bathroom of the mall, he complained to mall management about vagrants harassing customers outside the store. But he says management told him to stop complaining.