Brownsville community rallies around teen allegedly assaulted by Dunkin Donuts worker

Police say 14-year-old Azir Holliman reported he was assaulted on April 20 inside the business.

Mary-Lyn Buckley and Rob Taub

Apr 27, 2023, 12:38 AM

Updated 358 days ago

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Community members in Brownsville are rallying behind a teen boy who says he was assaulted with a chair by a Dunkin Donuts employee.
Police say 14-year-old Azir Holliman reported he was assaulted on April 20 inside the business.
According to Holliman’s attorney Sanford Rubestein, Holliman had ordered a donut and shortly after was confronted by an employee and a chair was thrown in the direction of his face. His mother says he sustained a concussion, broken cheek bone and a gash that needed a stitch to close.
Police arrested and charged 45-year-old Fouad Aliouat with assault.
“The charges against this employee need to be upgraded to more serious charges because the assault by throwing a chair and hitting him in the face breaking his face is unacceptable,” said Rubenstein.
“If you can't act right in a business that we spend money on, stay closed,” added civil rights activist Revered Kevin McCall. “And to the manager and employee, we want you fired from this Dunkin Donuts.”
Rubenstein acknowledged he is in the process of drafting a lawsuit against both Dunkin Donuts and Aliouat.


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