Police: Elderly man dies in Tampa after being punched by Dunkin' employee over racial slur

Posted at 4:46 PM, May 11, 2021

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

On May 5 at about 1:30 p.m., a 77-year-old man went through the Dunkin' drive-thru 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.

Dan Trujillo at WFTS first reported this story.