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A Dunkin ‘Donuts store manager was charged with manslaughter after he fatally struck a 77-year-old customer who he said repeatedly called it a racial slur.
Corey Pujols, 27, is accused of hitting the older customer with a single punch in a Dunkin ‘store at a Marathon gas station in Tampa, Florida, last week.
The blow sent the man tumbling backward, causing him to hit his head on the concrete floor.
The man, who has not been identified by authorities, was rushed to hospital where he died two days later.
The incident unfolded at the cafeteria at 410 S 50th St., just south of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, around 1:30 p.m. on May 4.
Tampa police said the 77-year-old had passed the drive-thru window at the Dunkin ‘store for the first time.
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Then he got upset with the staff for the lack of service and the store employees asked him to leave.
Police said the old man parked his car and entered the store where he had a verbal argument with Pujols.
Pujols claimed the man was a regular at the store and was “extremely rude” that day, according to the arrest report.
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Pujols, who is black, said the client called it a racial slur.
The 27-year-old said that he confronted the man about the insult and told him to repeat what he had said.
When the client repeated it, Pujols hit him once in the face, sending him back to the ground, according to the report.
Police did not further describe the insult.
The incident was captured on the store’s surveillance camera, and footage shows the customer did not touch Pujols first, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Dunkin ‘Donuts store manager Pujols is accused of fatally beating a 77-year-old customer who, he said, repeatedly called it a racial slur.
Police and fire rescue teams were called to the scene and found the old man unconscious and with a bleeding head.
They took him to Tampa General Hospital and placed him in intensive care.
He died two days later, on Friday. An autopsy showed that he suffered a skull fracture and concussions as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
His death will be ruled a homicide, the Hillsborough Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Pujols was initially arrested for assaulting a person over the age of 65 after the incident. He was released on a $ 2,000 bond the following day.
After the death of the client, Pujols was arrested again on Friday and charged with aggravated homicide of a person over 65 years of age.
He is now being held without bail.
If he is convicted, he faces up to 30 years behind bars.
Dunkin ‘told DailyMail.com in a statement that the company was’ deeply saddened’ by the incident.
‘We are deeply saddened by the incident at our franchised restaurant in Tampa, FL. The franchisee, who owns and operates this restaurant independently, is cooperating fully with the local authorities, ”he said.
As this is an ongoing investigation, we refer any additional questions to the police.
Corey Pujols Quicks and Facts
- Corey Pujols, 27, is accused of punching the elderly customer at a Dunkin’ store in a Marathon gas station in Tampa, Florida, May 4
- Pujols said the man was a regular customer and was ‘extremely rude’ that day
- Pujols, who is black, said the customer then repeatedly called him a racial slur
- He allegedly punched the unidentified man, 77, once in the face, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the concrete floor
- He was taken to Tampa General Hospital but died two days later
- Pujols is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a person older than 65