What to Know
- A man says he was at an NY Dunkin' Donuts Sunday night to charge his phone to call his mom when a worker dumped water on his head
- The worker laughed, and a video of the interaction was posted to Facebook shortly afterward
- Dunkin' fired the workers involved, saying they would also be contacting the man to apologize for what happened
Dunkin' Donuts has fired workers who poured water on a homeless man in upstate New York and posted the video online.
Jeremy Dufresne says he was at the Dunkin' in Syracuse Sunday night to charge his phone to call his mom when one of the workers dumped water on his head.
The worker laughed, and a video of the interaction was posted to Facebook shortly afterward.
U.S. & World
The day's top national and international news.
According to the Post Standard, Dufrense says the worker likely had "personal problems of his own," and "he took it out on someone else, like me."
Prosecutors say they are considering filing harassment charges against the workers.
Wolak Group, the company that owns the Dunkin' location, said it was "disturbed" by the employees' behavior, which "goes against our core values as an organization."
"It not only violated our written policies, but goes against our core values as an organization--which include creating a welcoming and hospitable environment and treating everyone with dignity and respect," the statement said. "The employees involved in the incident have been terminated, and we will be contacting the individual in the video to apologize for the negative experience."
A GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Dufresne raised more than $8,000 in its first day.