Wendy’s employee in US charged with murder after punching customer

Wendy’s employee in US charged with murder after punching customer

The incident happened on July 26 at a Wendy’s outlet in Arizona. (representative photo)

A man working at a Wendy’s outlet in Arizona, United States, has been charged with murder after killing an elderly customer he punched, Fox News said in a report. Police have identified the attacker as 35-year-old Antoine Kendrick. He is facing charges of second-degree murder, the outlet further reported. The incident happened on July 26 when Kendrick punched a 67-year-old man in the side of the head at a Wendy’s outlet in Prescott Valley after complaining about his food.

Police have released a video of a vicious attack by a Wendy’s employee. It shows the customer returning to the counter after receiving his order and complaining about the food. As he walks away, footage shows Kendrick running around the corner and attacking the elderly customer while he was eating ice cream.

Police said the man was jolted to the ground and his head hit the floor, causing him to lose consciousness, according to the outlet.

“After a customer complained about his food order, the employee at the time, Antoine Kendrick, came from behind the service counter and hit the customer in the head,” the Prescott Valley Police Department said in a statement.

It further stated that the client died on August 5 following which murder proceedings were initiated against Kendrick.

The 67-year-old was admitted to a local hospital after the attack and remained in critical condition for more than a week.

Kendrick was previously charged with aggravated assault in the incident, but the charges have since been extended to second-degree murder. He remains in police custody.

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