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Video shows Bronx Popeye’s customers bashing man with sign

Video shows Bronx Popeye's customers bashing man with sign

Wild video shows two irate Bronx Popeyes customers pummeling another man — including with a “Wet Floor” sign — following a dispute over who was supposed to be served first, according to the NYPD.

The 24-year-old victim was inside the fast food joint on Bruckner Boulevard near Wheeler Avenue in Soundview around 10:20 p.m. Saturday when he and a woman started arguing about who was next in line, cops said.

After their verbal spat, the woman — wearing a long black wig, sunglasses and a dark-colored coat — is shown on the video saying something to another man.

That man, wearing all red, then repeatedly socks the victim in the head, the video shows.

Both suspects then start beating the victim, as employees reach over the counter in an attempt to break up the fracas, according to the clip.

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A man in Popeyes bashing another customer with a "wet floor" sign.
A man in Popeyes bashing another customer with a “wet floor” sign.
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The fight then moved further away from the counter, where the woman can be seen striking the victim with a “Wet Floor” sign.

The 24-year-old victim was inside the fast food joint on Bruckner Boulevard near Wheeler Avenue in Soundview around 10:20 p.m. on April 3, 2021 at the time of the assault.
The 24-year-old victim was inside the fast food joint on Bruckner Boulevard near Wheeler Avenue in Soundview around 10:20 p.m. on April 3 at the time of the assault.
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The duo then allegedly swiped $150 from the victim before taking off, cops said.

A still image from a video of the assault.
A still image from a video of the assault.
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The woman returned, without her coat and wig, to pick up her food order — before the pair took off in a black four-door sedan, police seid.

The victim, who suffered a cut above his right eye and pain and swelling to his head, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.

The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.
The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.
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The suspects were still on the loose Thursday.

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