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

Dunkin' store employee accused of fatally punching customer (Courtesy: Hillsborough County Sheriff)

TAMPA, Fla. – 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.