Police are investigating an incident caught on video in which a man was kicked in the head at a Delaware pizza shop.
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The incident took place at Grotto Pizza on Main Street in Newark, Delaware. The video, which was posted on YouTube on May 13, shows one of two men in a dark-colored shirt and khaki pants kicking another man in the head, knocking him unconscious. A crowd of people are also heard shouting in the background. After the man falls to the ground, the other man in khaki pants kneels down and places his hand on his chest, apparently checking on him.
An official with Grotto Pizza told Delaware Online the person who kicked the man was a doorman employed by the restaurant. The spokesperson told the publication that the company does not “condone the behavior shown in the video in any way.” The spokesperson also said they took action after they were alerted of the incident though he did not specify what that action was or whether the doorman was fired.
Newark Police confirmed with NBC10 they are investigating the incident. They have not yet revealed when the incident took place though they believe it’s related to a call they received around 11:50 p.m. on May 12 reporting a shirtless man who allegedly became disorderly after being thrown out of the pizza shop.
An officer told Delaware Online the customer was gone by the time police arrived.
No charges have been filed. Police continue to investigate.
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