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Elderly man dies after being punched by Dunkin' employee over racial slur, Tampa Police say

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Posted at 2:02 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 19:24:53-04

An elderly man died after being punched in the face by a Dunkin' employee over a racial slur last week, Tampa Police say.

On May 5 at about 1:30 p.m., a 77-year-old man went through the Dunkin' drive-thru located at 410 S. 50th St. in Tampa.

Police say the man became upset due to a lack of service he was receiving and was asked to leave by employees.

The man reportedly parked the car and entered the store and began arguing with employee Corey Pujols.

Police say the man called Pujols a racial slur and Pujols "challenged the victim to repeat the slur."

The man reportedly did repeat the slur and that's when Pujols punched him in the jaw. This knocked the victim out and he fell to the floor with his head hitting the floor.

The man was taken to the hospital and passed away two days later.

Pujols was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly adult.