Man punched in the face for not buying another man coffee in Winnipeg drive-thru, police say

A Winnipeg man has been charged with assault after police say he randomly punched another man in the face when he refused to buy him a coffee.

Police say officers saw the alleged assault happen while patrolling in the West Broadway neighbourhood Monday morning.

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They say a man in his 30s was waiting in his vehicle in a drive-thru line when another man randomly approached and asked the driver to buy him a cup of coffee.

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When the driver refused, police say officers saw the man reach through the open driver-side window and punch the victim in the face.

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The suspect was immediately arrested.

A 39-year-old man from Winnipeg has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and remains in police custody.

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