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Man Accused Of Assaulting Special Needs Customer At In-N-Out For Not ‘Moving Quickly Enough’

Police in Westminster, California released video of the suspect and are asking the public for help in identifying him. 

By Gina Tron

Police in Westminster, California are asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly assaulted a special-needs man at an In-N-Out for not moving quickly enough after placing his order.

Cell phone video that was taken after the alleged assault was posted by police on Facebook on Wednesday.

“Pay close attention to the suspect, his clothing and shoes, and his voice,” police wrote.

The clip shows the heated aftermath of the alleged assault and the victim asking the man outside the In-N-Out restaurant, “Why did you call me retarded? You hit me!”

At one point in the video the suspect responds, “Because you are a f--king retard.”

The suspect then appears to knock a phone out of the victim’s hand, all while other people can be seen and heard trying to defuse the chaos.

"The victim, a special needs man, was punched several times because he was not moving quickly enough after placing his order,'' a statement from police read. "Attacking vulnerable members of our community is not only cowardly, but it is despicable.”

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s who stands 6 feet tall with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark-colored shorts and black shoes.

Police urge anyone with information to call Commander Knauerhaze of the Westminster Police Department at 714-548-3791. You can remain anonymous.

“If you are the suspect and you are watching this, come to WPD and turn yourself in--otherwise, we'll find you,” police wrote, complete with a winky face emoji.

[Photo: Westminster Police Department]

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