South Carolina

Police say Myrtle Beach restaurant owner beat worker who asked about pay

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A South Carolina restaurant owner is accused of beating an employee who asked about the pay he was owed.

Citing a Myrtle Beach report, news outlets report 47-year-old Adel Nassr Mansour was charged with third-degree assault and battery Wednesday.

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The Tuscanini's Restaurant employee told officers he went to the restaurant to ask about 94 hours of work for which he hadn't been paid. He said his pay rate is $9 an hour. According to the report, Mansour became mad during the conversation and retrieved a club, which he used to hit the employee of his arm and back.

Police say the employee suffered bruising but didn't go to the hospital. Footage from a city camera confirmed the altercation.

A judge delayed Mansour's Thursday trial so he could hire a lawyer.