Two employees at a Dunkin’ Donuts eatery in Syracuse, New York, have been suspended after one dumped water on a homeless man who had nodded off as his cell phone was charging. Then both workers laughed about it.
The video, apparently captured Sunday night and posted on social media, showed a young man with his head down on a table in a mostly empty store, when a worker pours a pitcher of water on him.
“How many times I’ve got to tell you to stop sleeping in here,” said the worker, who added a profanity. The employee and another person not in the video can be heard laughing as the man gathered up his wet belongings.
That poor guy. You never know what someone is going through in life. 😔 ☹️☹️!!!!we need to find who is responsible!! SYRACUSE, NY Dunkin’ Donuts. SHARE SHARE SHARE. Here’s a go fund me of $150 to get him a new set of clothes and a meal and phone charger!!! https://www.gofundme.com/man-sleeping-at-syracuse-dunkin&rcid=r01-153839668215-c35ae183d8e54db1&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m
Posted by Samuel Breazeale on Sunday, September 30, 2018
The person shown in the video was identified on GoFundMe as Jeremy Youngs. A fundraiser set up to help him in the wake of the encounter already surpassed $1,100 by Monday afternoon.
A homeless advocate stopped by the store to object to the man’s treatment and threatened a boycott if management didn’t address the issue, according to Syracuse.com.
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SOURCE: CBS News, Kate Gibson