In America, there is a growing amount of discussion on mental illness. An unsettling amount of attention is being paid to red flag warnings. Each of the most recent mass shootings was committed by people who obviously had emotional problems.
Violence-prone individuals are either more common or more likely to be exposed. Whatever the case, it appears like the world has become more violent.
One such example of such irrational violence occurred at a Wendy's in Arizona. A worker was seen on surveillance video beating an elderly man from the customer side of the service counter. The assault seems to have been unprovoked, at least nothing violent.
The Wendy’s employee just felt like it was okay to punch a 67-year-old customer in the face. The video showed Antoine Kendrick having a dispute with a customer. Kendrick then abruptly came from behind the counter and sucker-punched the man.
The man then fell to the floor unconscious, smacking his head hard against the tile floor. The punch rendered the man unconscious. He was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital. The 35-year-old Kendrick quickly retrieved some personal belongings and left the scene.
He was later arrested for aggravated assault. But this isn’t Kendrick’s first violent run-in with law enforcement. Kendrick was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault in 2013. Again, in 2016, he was arrested for aggravated criminal trespass and aggravated assault.
The 2016 charges included evading arrest. Yet a third incident, in 2019, led to another aggravated assault charge plus harassment. Antoine Kendrick clearly has a problem with violence. His record for convictions or sentencing was not available.
.@azfamily has obtained graphic video from a Wendy's in Prescott Valley.
An employee of the fast food joint sucker-punches a customer in the face. Police say the customer was complaining about his order.
— Holly Bock (@HollyBockTV) August 9, 2022
The recent incident happened at the Wendy’s restaurant location on Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley. Wendy’s has yet to issue a statement. Other elements of this case remain unknown.
However, one thing that is known is that Antoine Kendrick needs a mental health evaluation before ever being allowed to work with people again. People with obvious tendencies towards violence need to be jailed or institutionalized. Kendrick is clearly one of these types of people.