A Tampa Dunkin’ Donuts employee who fatally punched a customer for calling him a racial slur was sentenced to two years of house arrest after pleading guilty to felony battery.
On May 5, 2021 a 77-year-old man went through the Dunkin’ drive-thru located at 410 S. 50th St. in Tampa trying to get service but no one would answer.
That’s when the man became upset because he wasn’t getting service so employees asked him to leave.
Instead of leaving, he parked his car and walked inside the store and began arguing with employee Corey Pujols. The man then called Pujols a racial slur and Pujols “challenged the victim to repeat the slur.”
The man reportedly repeated the slur and that’s when Pujols punched him in the jaw. He hit the elderly man so hard that the victim fell to the floor and hit his head. He was taken to the hospital and died two days later from his injuries.
According to an autopsy, the man suffered a skull fracture and brain contusions.