A racial slur allegedly uttered by a manager at a Milton Walmart landed an employee of the store behind bars.
Milton Police on April 28 arrested Alexander King, 22, of Alpharetta and charged him with battery after he allegedly punched an assistant manager face at the big box retailer at 5200 Windward Parkway, according to an incident report provided by the Milton Police Department.
According to the report, King, an employee at Walmart, told the responding officer that the day before, the manager allegedly referred to him as "boy" instead of calling him by his name.
King told the officer he came to work around 3 p.m. to confront the manager and told him he "did not appreciate" the manager calling him "boy."
King said he and the manager got into an argument and the manager was waving his finger in his face. King told the officer he asked the manager to "back off," but he "failed to do so."
King said he struck the manager on the left side of his face with his right fist, according to the report.
The manager "appeared to be a little confused as to what happened," and as he tried to speak with the responding officer, "a broken piece of his dentures fell out of his mouth."
The manager's left side of his face was red and swollen and told authorities he didn't remember what happened, but did say he knew he got punched in the face, according to the report.
The manager was unable to provide any additional information, but another assistant manager and other witnesses were able to confirm the story to the officer. King was arrested and charged with battery. King was later released on April 29 from the Fulton County Jail on a $3,000 bond.
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