Customer slaps manager in face at store in Cumming

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CUMMING, Ga. — A regular came into a restaurant and overstayed his welcome, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s report.

At about 2 p.m. Feb. 24, deputies were dispatched to Taco Mac, 2607 Peachtree Parkway, after a man slapped a manager in the face.

When deputies arrived, the man seemed disoriented and could not hold a conversation.

Deputies asked him if was diabetic, and he said yes. Emergency medical personnel checked his blood sugar; it was normal and nothing else seemed to be wrong with him.

The manager told deputies the man is a regular who waits for the restaurant to open in the mornings. He said he would drink two beers in about 15 minutes, then leave. He said it did not occur every day, but happened enough to remember it.

On that day, the man came and took a server’s water bottle.

She got the manager, and he asked him to leave.

A few minutes later, the man came back inside and sat next to the same server. The manager asked the man to leave again. That’s when the man grabbed his wrist.

The manager told him not to do that, and then the man slapped him in the face.

Deputies confirmed the incident on video surveillance.

Sri Ganji, 42, was charged with simple battery and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors, and was taken to Forsyth County Detention Center.