An Arizona Wendy’s employee has been arrested after sucker punching an elderly customer who complained about their order.
The restaurant’s surveillance camera captured the moment Antoine Kendrick,35, shows when he brings the three drinks to the customer at the counter.
Police said the man complained about the order, and the footage shows him licking one of the drinks while unaware that Kendrick is approaching him from behind. Seconds later, Kendrick punches the man in the head.
Prescott Valley police said the incident occurred on July 28, and the customer lost consciousness after the attack. He was listed in critical condition.
Investigators also said Kendrick grabbed his belongings and walked out of the restaurant without assisting the. However, it is unknown what caused the argument, and other customers agreed that the situation didn’t need to lead to someone getting hurt, as reported by New York Post.
Kendrick was booked on one count of aggravated assault, and a statement was yet to be released by Wendy’s.
Social media reacts to the incident.
After video footage of the incident leaked to social media, there were various opinions where people thought the attack was unnecessary while others believed the incident was provoked by the customer.
some customers will try to get u upset, there is no reason to act like that. and especially to an older person. what a coward that wendys employee. in todays world, have a bat or something in car at all timeshttps://t.co/0pmRCH7q5e
— Andrei Daniliuc (@andrei_daniliuc) August 10, 2022
What up @Wendys ? Where is your comment on this. Imagine that was Dave Thomas your employee just assaulted. Why so quiet?
— ImwiththeUnderhills (@bigdyckmgee) August 11, 2022
Did the innocent old white man happen to call the Wendy's employee a N****r or another derogatory name?
Cuz the last time I ordered a Frosty my cashier didn't punch me in the face. Jus sayin. https://t.co/sqNaKWOUV7
— The Principled Truth (@ZuluPanther) August 11, 2022