Sesame Place worker allegedly punched in the face over mask recommendation

The 17-year-old Sesame Place theme park employee required surgery for his injuries

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(Credit: Sesame Place)

Over the weekend a man and woman allegedly punched a 17-year-old theme park employee in the face simply because he reminded them to wear masks.

According to authorities, the incident took place Sunday at the Sesame Place theme park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Middletown Township. When the unnamed duo first arrived they were informed by the teen to wear masks due to COVID-19 mandates.

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Later that same day, the couple returned to confront the worker at the Captain Cookie’s High C’s Adventure ride. During the tense interaction, the young man attempted to back away from the irate adults and that’s when police say he was punched in the face so hard it caused him to fall to the ground.

The victim was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Middletown on Sunday and underwent surgery on Monday for a jaw injury and damaged teeth. As for the assailants, they fled away as park security chased them and were last seen driving away in a vehicle registered in New York.

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As of now the suspects have yet to be identified but investigators said they both appeared to be between the ages of 20 and 30. While it was originally reported that only the man attacked the teen, both he and his companion are wanted for questioning.

“Investigators used surveillance video, park reservation and transaction records and vehicle registration to get preliminary identifications for the duo. Police detectives will work with New York authorities to officially identify the suspects,” NBC Philadelphia reports.

“One they are identified, authorities will coordinate to have the suspects arrested and extradited to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to face charges.”

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