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Myrtle Beach restaurant employee reports racial slur, assault

A 19-year-old Myrtle Beach restaurant employee told police a man at the business used a racial epithet toward a party seated nearby him and then punched him when he left, according to a police report.

The man told police the mother of the offended person confronted the suspect, they argued and then the man apologized while inside TGI Friday’s at 7515 N. Kings Highway, police said. The man said the suspect said something directed at him at the host stand and he said sorry.

The man said moments later when the suspect and his family were leaving the business, he held the door open and the man punched him, according to the report. The man’s coworkers reported the suspect got into a vehicle and left going south on Kings Highway.

Additional details about the incident were not listed in the police report.