Pizza Shop Fires Doorman Who Kicked Man in the Head

A Delaware pizza shop doorman caught on video kicking another man in the head has been fired.

A spokesman for Grotto Pizza made the announcement Wednesday after videos were posted showing the unidentified doorman of a Grotto restaurant in Delaware kicking and knocking a man unconscious.

"The doorman in the video is no longer an employee of Grotto Pizza," the spokesman said. "We do not condone the behavior shown on the video in any way. This isolated incident in no way represents Grotto Pizza and our culture of serving families for over 55 years. We will continue to cooperate with police during the investigation."

The incident took place at Grotto Pizza on Main Street in Newark, Delaware. A video, which was posted on YouTube on May 13, shows the shop's doorman kicking another man in the head, knocking him unconscious.

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. The man who was knocked unconscious by the doorman is wearing a red shirt in the video however.

An officer told Delaware Online the customer was gone by the time police arrived. 

No charges have been filed. Police continue to investigate. 

If you have any information, please contact Cpl. Kenneth Odom at (302) 366-7111, ext. 3472,

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