Police in Union City, Georgia are searching for the suspect in the stabbing of a teen Dunkin’ Donuts employee. As the girl recovers, authorities are now reaching out to the public for any information that could lead to the suspect’s arrest.
Per the police report, the stabbing occurred on Saturday night, December 5. According to the victim, the male attacker initially drove through the store’s drive-through window, and became upset “due to him not being able to get what he wanted.”
Footage: Dunkin’ Donuts Stabbing
A disturbing video shows a customer with a knife arguing w/ a 17-year-old Dunkin’ Donuts employee. She was stabbed in the upper arm but will be ok. Union City Police are trying to use this video and surveillance video to identify the man. Details at 10 and 11 on @FOX5Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/g8rH189HRx— Janice Yu (@JaniceYuNews) December 8, 2020
The man reportedly drove away before returning minutes later and storming into the shop. Cell phone footage from the scene shows the suspect, accompanied by a woman, engaged in a verbal altercation with the 17-year-old female employee. Within seconds, the suspect pulled out a knife and began attacking her.
“They both engaged in a physical dispute between each other and once that happened then he of course pulled out a knife,” Officer Jerome Turner told Fox 5 Atlanta.
By the time police arrived at the scene, the suspect had fled. Officers found the victim lying on the floor with a stab wound to her upper arm. She reportedly declined to be taken to the hospital.
According to police, the suspect was specifically upset that the store had run out of a certain type of donut.
Searching For the Suspect
“We want to identify who the subject is,” Turner said. “We just don’t want him showing up at another Dunkin’ Donuts or any other business or anywhere in public and having the temper where he can make this kind of an assault.”
On Tuesday, December 8, Union City police released a picture of the attack suspect and urged anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.
Meanwhile, Officer Turner advised service workers to avoid engaging with disgruntled customers.
“We deal with them every day,” he said. “Allow us to come and address the customer and utilize our training and allow us to de-escalate the situation so it doesn’t happen like it did here.”
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