TEGA CAY, S.C. - A customer in a Tega Cay Taco Bell said a man became irate and hit him with a chair, grabbed his throat and tried to head butt him after he did not say “excuse me” after burping Sunday, according to a police report.
Officers were called to the fast food restaurant on West S.C. 160 around 4:30 p.m. after the 20-year-old victim was assaulted inside the business.
The victim told police he and his friend had been sitting in a booth eating when a man sitting with a woman asked the victim if he just belched without saying “excuse me.”
According to the police report, the man then walked over to where the victim was sitting, picked up a chair and hit the victim on the left elbow with it. The victim told police the man then grabbed his throat and tried to head butt him.
The police report states that a Taco Bell employee then told the assailant he had to leave the premises.
According to the police report, the man walked out of Taco Bell and got into a white truck, possibly a pickup.
No one inside the restaurant was able to get the pickup’s license plate number and the restaurant’s manager told police he was unsure if the surveillance cameras recorded the incident.
Police have not made any arrests and the suspect is still unknown.