Man beaten after confronting unruly drive-thru customers

Man beaten after confronting unruly drive-thru customers

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by RICHARD DEVAYNE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 6:01 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A south Charlotte man is recovering from wounds he received from a weekend beating, all because he tried to help out some fast food workers who were being harassed.

"They were just yelling and cussing, threatening, throwing stuff through the drive-thru window," recalled the victim, who now sports a broken nose and black eye, "There's no reason for them to have done that. That's just way out of line."

It started around 1 a.m. when the 20-year-old, who did not want to be identified, stopped at the McDonald's drive through on Rea Road.

He said he spoke up and the four guys in the car in front of him jumped out and started yelling at him. After a few minutes they got back in their car and drove off, and so did the 20-year-old.

But then, he turned down the same street as they did and then suddenly they stopped their car right in the middle of the empty street.

"Next thing I know they're out of their car and I'm out of my car and I'm beaten senseless," the victim said.

The man said the beating lasted for at least 20 to 30 seconds with all four of the men punching and kicking him as he lay on the ground holding his hands over his face, curled-up for protection.

Police have a description of the car and the men, and have asked the restaurant for any surveillance video that it has from that night. Police have also spoken with the owner of the car that was involved in the beating.

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