March 5, 2021 23:17

Dunkin’ Donuts employee stabbed by upset customer

Asia Simone Burns

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Dec. 8—A man is wanted after Union City police said he stabbed a 17-year-old Dunkin’ Donuts employee over his order.

Police on Tuesday released a photo of the man sought in the aggravated assault, which happened Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts in the 4700 block of Jonesboro Road.

The victim told police the man pulled up to the drive-thru window in a red Audi shortly before 6 p.m., according to an incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. At some point, he became upset “due to him not being able to get what he wanted,” the report said.

The man drove away, but returned to the restaurant minutes later, according to the report. He started arguing with the teenage employee, and the incident spiraled into a physical fight, police said.

He then pulled out a knife and swung it at the 17-year-old multiple times, the incident report said.

A video posted on Instagram shows the frightening encounter. In the video, the man shouts expletives at the teen and continues to attack her.

“Don’t touch me,” she is heard saying while pushing the man away.

At one point, the man’s shoe comes off as he and the victim struggle. The victim is seen backing away, and she and the man both disappear from the frame as another employee rushes to intervene.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the teen lying on the restaurant floor. She had a cut on her left arm but declined to be taken to a hospital, the police report said.

The suspect in the case has not been identified. Surveillance cameras at the restaurant did not capture the license plate number for his Audi.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to contact Union City police at mwest@unioncityga.org or 770-515-7839.

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