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Police: Dunkin’ customer, 77, fatally punched by employee

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: A Dunkin' storefront sign is seen on October 26, 2020 in New York City. The Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of the Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins chains, is in negotiations to sell itself to Inspire Brand, a private equity-backed company. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Dunkin’ store employee fatally punched a 77-year-old customer in Florida after the employee said the man used a racial slur against him.

The unidentified victim was punched May 4 and died Friday.

That led to a manslaughter charge against 27-year-old Corey Pujols, who worked at the store.

Pujols told police that the man was “extremely rude” the day of the punch and called Pujols a racial slur multiple times. Pujols is Black.

A Tampa Police Department report says after he was punched, the victim fell backward and hit his head on the concrete floor.

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