In video footage going viral, Wendy’s worker Antoine Kendrick sucker punched a 67-year-old customer, knocking him unconscious to the ground. According to the Daily Mail, he has been arrested and facing assault charges.
An Arizona Wendy’s worker is facing assault charges after he sucker-punched a 67-year-old customer in the head after he complained about his order.
Surveillance video shows the moment Antoine Kendrick, 35, comes out from behind the register and punches the customer, knocking him unconscious. The elderly man then falls to the ground.
Kendrick looks at the victim as he lies on the ground before then walking behind the counter, grabbing a few items and walking away.
The alleged assault occurred on July 26 at the Wendy’s in Prescott Valley.
The unsuspecting customer was licking his frosty when Kendrick came from behind the counter and punched him in the head.
Police told AZ Family the man hit his head and was knocked unconscious as he fell to the ground. The victim was life-flighted to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Kendrick was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault.
If the man dies, it will be upgraded to murder.
The unsuspecting customer was licking his frosty when Kendrick came from behind the counter and punched him in the head
Another customer, who has lived in the community for 20 years, said that type of behavior is not typical for the neighborhood.
‘It’s mellow up here, you don’t have that kind of stuff,’ he said. ‘It’s a shame. I feel for the guy that got hit. It’s not right.’
Wes New, who moved to the area a few years ago, said he wasn’t entirely surprised by the attack despite living in a hospitable and nice neighborhood.
‘First thought is there is a lot of tension all around in society and so I’m not necessarily surprised but surprised in terms of this area. An employee probably should hold back their frustration and take the higher road,’ he said.
‘Unfortunately, we just need to be cautious and just care for each other and be respectful and try to hold back our frustrations and not get this violent.’
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