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Surveillance footage has just been released of an attack by a Wendy's employee on a 67-year-old customer, which left the victim in critical condition. Antoine Kendrick, 35, has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly sucker-punching a customer after taking the man's order at a restaurant on Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on July 26.
\u201c.@azfamily has obtained graphic video from a Wendy's in Prescott Valley.\n\nAn employee of the fast food joint sucker-punches a customer in the face. Police say the customer was complaining about his order.\n\nThe man had to be airlifted to a valley hospital.\n\nhttps://t.co/6ykIeICDrO\u201d— Holly Bock (@Holly Bock) 1660016549
According to the Prescott Valley Police Department, at approximately 4:41 p.m., Kendrick had a dispute with an elderly man about a food order. Kendrick allegedly came around the service counter and struck the victim in the head without warning.
Upon falling, the unconscious victim incurred additional injuries as his head struck the floor. The victim was tended to by police officers who reported to the scene along with members of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority prior to being airlifted to a hospital in the Phoenix area.
One customer told CBS 5: "That was a Mike Tyson hit ... The customer didn't touch him, so he had no right to touch the customer, period, end of story."
Immediately after the attack, Kendrick is said to have looked at the unconscious man, retreated behind the counter to grab some belongings, and left the scene.
Antoine Kendrick was arrested on multiple other occasions in Tennessee. In 2013, he was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault as well as with resisting arrest. In 2016, he was charged with aggravated criminal trespass, aggravated assault, and evading arrest. In 2019, he was charged with harassment and again with aggravated assault.
CBS 5's Holly Bock noted that Wendy's corporate has yet to issue a statement.
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.