New York City police said Monday that a McDonald’s employee was stabbed to death early that morning in the Bronx.
Adam Garcia, the manager of the McDonald’s on Broadway in Kingsbridge, got into an argument with a homeless man who had been lingering in the restaurant bathroom for too long, WCBS-TV reported.
Just before 4:30 a.m., 28-year-old Garcia escorted the man out of the restaurant. According to police, the two then got into a dispute that escalated into a fight in the parking lot. The homeless man took out a knife and stabbed Garcia in the neck and chest, police said.
Garcia walked back into the McDonald’s after being stabbed and collapsed on the restaurant floor.
At 5:08 a.m., he was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Allen Pavilion, New York Daily News reported.
Brian, the man who was the manager before Garcia, told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon that “it was only a matter of time” before a horrific incident like this happened. He said that though the McDonald’s is located next to the 50th Police Precinct it is not necessarily a safe place in the middle of the night.
“There was always a bunch of altercations here, it was just one of those type of places where people come in drunk, high, start fighting,” the former manager said.
Garcia’s cousin, Karen, said he loved his family and took his job seriously.
“[He] always worked hard, tried his very best in everything,” she told WCBS.
Garcia left behind a 2-year-old son, Rincon reported.
As of Monday morning, police were still searching for the man who stabbed Garcia.
So far, no arrests have been made.
(H/T: WCBS )