Posted For: Willie Wonka
Shocking surveillance video caught the moment an employee at an Arizona Wendy’s sucker punched an elderly customer, knocking him unconscious and leaving him fighting for life.
The clip, obtained this week by 3TV/CBS 5, shows the employee initially bringing three drinks up to the counter to the hunched-over customer, who starts pointing at them as police say he “complained” about the order.
The elderly customer, who has not been identified, then licks one of the drinks and seems completely unaware that the staffer is slowly walking from behind the counter.
The worker, identified by cops as Antoine Kendrick, 35, then walks up to his side — loading up to deliver a powerful right haymaker to the side of the still-oblivious customer’s head.
“The customer fell to the floor, striking his head, and lost consciousness,” Prescott Valley police said on July 28, when Kendrick was arrested.
The toppled customer was airlifted to a local hospital, and was still listed in critical condition, 3TV/CBS 5 said Monday.
Rather than help, Kendrick casually grabbed his belongings and strolled out of the store, the footage shows.
Police did not detail what was said during the disagreement before the punch, and the surveillance video had no sound. Customers insisted that nothing could have justified such a brutal blow to an elderly customer.
“Oh, wow that was a pretty hard hit — that was a Mike Tyson hit,” one customer said.
“The customer didn’t touch him, so he had no right to touch the customer, period, end of story. I just think that’s horrible and wish it didn’t happen. It puts a bad light on our entire society.”
Kendrick has been booked on one count of aggravated assault, police said at the time. Wendy’s has yet to comment, the local station said, and reps for the fast food chain did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment Thursday.