Dunkin’ Donut customer stabs teenage employee as he 'couldn't get what he wanted' in terrifying footage
Authorities have said that the customer allegedly attacked the employee because he was upset that the coffee shop was out of a particular kind of donut
A customer allegedly stabbed a teenage Dunkin' Donuts worker in Union City, Georgia because he could not get the donuts he wanted, reports state. The incident was recorded in a terrifying footage over the weekend. Authorities have said that the customer allegedly attacked the employee because he was upset that the coffee shop was out of a particular kind of donut. The attack reportedly occurred on Saturday, December 5, shortly after 6:00 pm at the Dunkin’ Donuts in the 4700 block of Jonesboro Road.
The customer became upset at some point “due to him not being able to get what he wanted,” a police report said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to the store's employees, a man and his female companion entered the drive-thru to order food, however, they later came inside the store. Union City Police officer Jerome Turner said: "They both engaged in a physical dispute between each other and once that happened then he of course pulled out a knife." A video of the incident shared on Instagram showed the encounter between the customer and an employee, where a man was seen shouting expletives at the female workers before appearing to attack one of them.
The victim, in the video, is heard saying: "Don't touch me," as they pushed the man away. The victim was seen backing away as another employee rushed in to intervene. The customer, who has not been identified, and the victim eventually disappear from the frame. A police report stated that when authorities arrived at the scene, the victim was found lying on the floor with a cut on her left arm, however, she refused to be taken to a hospital for treatment. The victim, a female employee, was identified as a 17-year-old. She is expected to be okay.
Officer Turner said that the incident could have had a tragic ending and warned others to avoid confronting upset customers at their jobs. He said: "We deal with them every day. Allow us to come and address the customer and utilize our training and allow us to deescalate the situation so that it doesn't happen like it did here." The suspect reportedly has not been identified and apprehended yet. The Union City police, instead, has sought assistance from the public in trying to identify the customer. "We want to identify who the subject is. We just don't want him showing up at another Dunkin' Donuts or any other business or anywhere in public and having the temper where he can make this kind of an assault," the officer added.
Reports state that the restaurant's surveillance cameras could not capture the suspects' getaway cars license plate number. However, the vehicle he was driving in has been identified as a red Audi. The Union City Police Department also released pictures of the suspect, taken from the Instagram video, on Tuesday, December 8 in connection with aggravated assault. Authorities have asked anyone with any information about the suspect to email Officer Turner at [email protected] or call 770-964-1333.