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    Michigan Man, 67, Dies After Punch by Burger King Worker

    DETROIT (WJBK) - He wanted to order a meal. Instead, a Detroit man ended up in an argument with a fast food worker. Now, that customer is dead.

    Employees inside the Burger King on Gratiot Avenue near St. Aubin are not talking after witnessing an exchange of words that led to a deadly confrontation.

    Police said a 20-year-old employee began fighting with a 67-year-old customer. It is not clear why the argument started, but we know how it ended.

    According to police, the employee punched the elderly customer causing him to fall. An emergency crew rushed him to the hospital, but he died.

    Police said there is a chance the blow caused the man to choke on his dentures, but the medical examiner is in the process of determining what exactly killed him.

    In the meantime, the 20-year-old Burger King employee was arrested and could face criminal charges in connection to the customer's death.
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    Police spokesman Yvette Walker says the older man was reportedly causing a disturbance Thursday afternoon at the restaurant on the city's east side, tried to hit the employee and the employee swung back. WJBK-TV reports police say the punch may have caused the elderly man to choke on his dentures.

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    Ah... just another positive experience at Burger King.

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    Wow. That was a whopper of a punch by Jr. Sad ending, though.
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    Who the fuck punches an elderly person? What the fuck are some people thinking?!?!? Unless it was Jack LaLanne there are ways you can defend yourself against an elderly person without punching them.
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    He didn't get it his way.
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    ...by the way, I feel this is just terrible customer service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    ...by the way, I feel this is just terrible customer service.


    hope he wasn't a "mystery shopper" - it'll make for a terrible report to head office.

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    I worked at some fast food places when I was 17 and 18 and while I don't approve of hitting the elderly, I will say that people come in and they look down on you and think they can treat you however they want. Sometimes you get chewed out even if a mistake wasn't your fault and you get frustrated. I was threatened more than once by people who had "bad experiences" with the restaurant before and they thought they were in the right to threaten me if their order wasn't "correct this time". So I understand how you can get frustrated working in one of those places.

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    The only time I ever ate fast food in Detroit was at a McDonald's that had bullet-proof glass separating customer from employee. I now realize much safer my friends and I were because of that bullet-proof glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy King View Post
    The only time I ever ate fast food in Detroit was at a McDonald's that had bullet-proof glass separating customer from employee. I now realize much safer my friends and I were because of that bullet-proof glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy King View Post
    The only time I ever ate fast food in Detroit was at a McDonald's that had bullet-proof glass separating customer from employee.
    Lol, Detroit is such an absolute shit hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Lol, Detroit is such an absolute shit hole.
    Yeah. Me, my brother (a U. of Michigan student,at the time), and some of my Baltimore friends were in Detroit to see the 1st place Orioles play at Tiger Stadium in April '98. Outside of Tiger Stadium we received a couple offers to buy some crack. "No thanks."
    After the game, there was an accident and traffic jam on the main hwy toward Ann Arbor. So we decided to by-pass the accident on some city streets, going parallel with the hwy. Saw a McDonald's. We had been drinking all day. Realized we were hungry. Stopped at a McDonald's in an area that was the one of the finest examples of urban plight that I have seen.

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    67 really isn't that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    67 really isn't that old.

    Remember this guy?

    Yep, too bad the 67 year old at Booger King wasn't that dude. He's bad ass!

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