Two days after being punched in the face by a Dunkin employee and hitting his skull on the ground, a 77-year-old man has died.
Authorities say the man went through the drive thru at Dunkin and became upset at the lack luster service he was receiving. Employees pleaded with the elderly man to leave the store. He chose to park his vehicle and go inside and continue to argue with an employee, identified as 27-year-old Corey Pujols.
The elderly man reportedly said a racial slur to the employee, so the employee asked him to repeat what he had just uttered. As soon as the elderly man repeated the slur, Pujols punched the man on the jaw.
The man dropped to the floor, hitting his head, according to authorities. He was transported to the hospital by Fire Rescue, where he later died on May 7.
Pujols was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly or disabled adult with a weapon and currently has no bond.
This morning 27-year-old Corey Pujols asked to be released from jail. Prosecutors, along with the defense, agreed on a $15k bond.
Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Catherine Catlin did was not a fan of the agreement, stating, “Far be it for me to interfere with Mr. Pujols. It’s very fortunate for you because I believe your bond should be enhanced based on the facts of the [criminal report affidavit],” Catlin approved to lower the bond to $15,000.