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VIDEO: Shows Hulking Manager of Panera Bread Punching Female Employee:

July 9, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
VIDEO: Shows Hulking Manager of Panera Bread Punching Female Employee:

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A hulking manager for a Manhattan Panera Bread franchise attacked a subordinate, knocking her to the ground with two haymakers, a stunning video released Wednesday on YouTube shows.

The video, taken at 12:30 p.m., inside the Park Ave. South store near E. 23rd St. shows the employee — who is clearly a foot shorter than the manager — yelling at her boss. She then throws a bag of chips on the floor— and the manager wallops her twice.

“Don’t hit her!” stunned onlookers scream.

The second blow knocked the woman to the ground, the appaling 40-second video shows. Joe Schumacher, 28, who took the video, had gone to the restaurant for lunch when the horrific attack took place.

Before Schumacher whipped out his iPhone, he said the manager picked up the employee and threw her out of the store— down a flight of steps. Outraged, the young woman ran back in an confronted him.

“She got one good slap in and I say good for f—–g her,” said Schumacher.

But police said the encounter was not all it appeared, and the investigation determined the manager was acting in self defense and therefore he was not charged.

Instead, he was given the option to press charges, but declined, cops said.

A spokeswoman for Panera Bread confirmed the attack Wednesday night — and said that manager and the employee have been fired.

“Today there were reports of a physical altercation between two associates at our Park Avenue South bakery-cafe,” spokeswoman Amanda Cardosi said.

“We have a zero tolerance policy for violence and worked swiftly with authorities to investigate. The associates who were determined to be involved no longer work for Panera,” Cardosi said.

“The health and safety of our associates and guests will always be our top priority.”

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