You never really know what people could be going through in their lives. Syracuse is notorious for homeless people, some who accept help and some who don't. Whatever way you look at it, it's a huge problem in our country.
But now, a video taken by what appears to be an employee of a Dunkin Donuts in Syracuse, shows a manager pouring water on a homeless man that was using a table to sleep on.
The manager then tells him to leave the restaurant for good, after telling him numerous times that he cannot sleep here. Laughing can also be heard in the background.
Another report out says that the man was just staying in the Dunkin to charge his cell phone, so that he could make a call to his Mother.
If you saw this happen, how would you react?
UPDATED: The two employees involved in this act have been suspended.
The statement from Dunkin' management:
Dunkin’ has been a part of the Syracuse community for many years, and as the franchisees who own and operate the North Salina Street location, we were extremely disturbed by the behavior of our employees captured in the video.
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 employees involved in the incident have been suspended pending a complete investigation, and we will be contacting the individual in the video to apologize for the negative experience. We also intend to work with local advocates to make sure that our employees are better educated as to how to engage with homeless individuals and where to direct them in the community for appropriate assistance.
UPDATED AS OF 10PM MONDAY: The two employees involved in this incident have been terminated.