A Chick-fil-A worker misplaced his job and a buyer was arrested after the pair acquired into an intense brawl contained in the Washington, D.C., fast-food restaurant — and the struggle was caught on digital camera.
The skirmish passed off Tuesday when a 55-year-old man, recognized by police as Sean Turner, allegedly started shouting at different patrons and went behind the counter, WTTG-TV reported. The shopper was requested to depart by an worker, however he allegedly threw a punch in response, based on a police report offered to Fox Information.
The unnamed 27-year-old worker and Turner then started to struggle. In a viral video shared on social media, the worker is seen punching Turner a number of occasions within the head. Different workers and prospects apparently tried to intervene as nicely.
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Turner was handled for minor accidents at a hospital and was charged with easy assault, police stated.
The worker was not arrested, however he’s not employed at Chick-fil-A, a spokesperson advised Fox Information.
“There’s a viral video circulating of an altercation that passed off final night time between a restaurant crew member and a person in a franchised restaurant. This video is extremely disturbing to observe, and we don’t condone violence or the crew member’s response to the scenario in any approach,” the corporate stated in an announcement.
“Our franchise restaurant Operators and their crew members try to create a protected and welcoming atmosphere and to deal with all friends with dignity and respect,” it added. “This case doesn’t reside as much as our model’s dedication to hospitality, and for that, we’re very sorry.”
The video shared on social media of the struggle had been considered greater than 5 million occasions by Friday morning.
“We’re persevering with to research this example, together with what occurred earlier than the video was taken and the way it escalated so rapidly,” Chick-fil-A stated.
The Chick-fil-A is situated on Wisconsin Avenue within the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.