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Man dies after punch by Burger King worker

Man dies after punch by Burger King worker
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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 4:35pm

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say a 20-year-old Burger King
employee who was arguing with a customer punched the 67-year-old
man, who fell and later died.

Police spokeswoman 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.

The man died at a hospital. Walker says an autopsy will
determine cause of death. Police say the employee was being held
Friday and information would be submitted to prosecutors for
review.

Burger King spokeswoman Denise Wilson said Friday that company
officials were aware of the incident and the franchise owner was
cooperating with police.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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