Hurst Police Searching for Suspect Who Knocked Autistic Man Out for Talking to Kids at McDonald's

Police in Hurst are searching for a suspect who knocked a 22-year-old man unconscious in a McDonald's, apparently because he was angry after the victim talked to some children who were with him.The attack, which was captured on surveillance video, happened May 26 at a McDonald's in the 1400 block of West Pipeline Road, police said. In the video, a man is seen talking to two children in the lobby while they were standing near the suspect. No audio is available, but witnesses told police the suspect was upset that the other man was talking to the kids. He then left the restaurant with them in tow, only to return alone and punch the victim in the head, which knocked him out.The suspect, who left before police arrived, is described as black, about 20 to 25 years old and of thin build, and about 5-foot-6 to 5-11. In the video, he was dressed in a blue T-shirt with dark blue or black shorts.The victim's family has requested that video of the attack not be released, police said. The victim, who is autistic, family members told police, was hospitalized for several injuries and faces further treatment.Anyone with information should call Detective Brian Charnock at 817-788-7174.  Continue reading...

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