Wendy's Worker Kills Customer Who Complained About His Food: Police

A Wendy's employee in Arizona has killed a customer after punching him following a complaint about his order, according to police.

The attack happened on July 26 at approximately 4:41 p.m. at the restaurant in the 3000 block of Glassford Hill Road, in Prescott Valley, according to a police press report.

The employee, Antoine Kendrick, of Prescott Valley, came out from behind the service counter and struck the 67-year-old Dewey resident in the head, police said.

The victim fell to the floor, striking his head again and falling unconscious. Officers and Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority responded to tend to the customer and he was subsequently airlifted to a Valley hospital.

He remained in a critical condition until his death on August 5, according to ABC15.

Kendrick was initially booked on the charge of aggravated assault which was later upgraded to second-degree murder after the victim's death, according to an ABC15 report.

Newsweek has contacted the Prescott Valley Police Department and Wendy's.

A CCTV video appearing to show the attack has been shared on social media.

The surveillance video purports to show Kendrick strike the customer—who seemed to be sipping on his drink—after walking out from behind the counter. The customer can be then seen falling to the floor.

In May 2022, an incident at a Wendy's in North Carolina resulted in one employee being hospitalized after an attack.

The Asheboro Police Department (APD) said that on May 16 at a Wendy's restaurant at 623 West Dixie Drive two employees ended up stabbing one another following an altercation.

When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old man who had been stabbed, he was later taken to hospital to be treated.

Witnesses told police that the other employee ran away from the Wendy's restaurant after the fight.

As a precaution, the APD alerted nearby Asheboro High School and South Asheboro Middle School. Both schools then issued a shelter-in-place order, according to WGHP. The order was later lifted.

A second witness also told officers the suspect had fled the scene in a gold Toyota "in a careless and reckless manner."

According to the network, police later found the vehicle in nearby Randleman and officers arrested the suspect. The suspect was then taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a stab wound.

Workplace violence is a major cause of fatal injuries in the U.S. and is a major concern for employees and employers around the country.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, of the 5,333 fatal workplace injuries in the U.S. in 2019, 761 were cases of intentional injury by another person.

Antoine Kendrick
An image of Antoine Kendrick following his arrest. Kendrick has been charged with second-degree murder following an alleged attack of a Wendy's customer. Prescott Valley Police Department