A Burger King employee has been cited for assault after fighting with a customer in the drive-thru last week.

Lincoln Police responded to a report of an assault around 10:25 a.m. at the Burger King at 2504 O St. on May 9. A confrontation arose between two customers in the drive-thru lane and employees working inside the restaurant, resulting in 45-year-old Burger King employee Timothy M. Suggs walking outside to meet with an 18-year-old customer who had left the vehicle.

Police say Suggs then began punching the victim in the face and neck, and the victim punched him back.

The victim suffered five swollen knots on his head, redness under his right eye, a laceration on his chin, a split bottom lip and redness to the sides of his neck. Suggs reported minor injuries to his elbow, jaw, chin and hand, according to police.

Tensions arose because, according to the customers in the vehicle, the Burger King employees were rude and had “an attitude.” According to the Burger King employees, the people in the drive-thru were swearing at them, refusing to pull forward after they received their food, yelling at them and shouting at them to come outside.

Officers cited and released Suggs for assault.

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