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Man Arrested in Beating of Fast-Food Customer Who Offered To Pay for Meal

 The assault at a Flatbush fast-food restaurant was caught on video, police said.
The assault at a Flatbush fast-food restaurant was caught on video, police said.
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FLATBUSH — Police have arrested a 21-year-old man for joining in on a beatdown of a man who offered to help pay for his attackers’ food at a Flatbush fast-food restaurant earlier this month.

The victim was critically injured in the March 1 assault inside a Texas Chicken and Burgers at the corner of Ocean and Church avenues, police said. In a video of the attack released by the NYPD, four people are seen kicking and punching the 37-year-old victim inside the eatery.

On Thursday, police arrested 21-year-old Kariem Roberts of Flatbush. He is facing gang assault in the first degree among other charges including assault, harassment and menacing, court records show.

Four other people wanted for questioning in the case — three of whom joined in the beating and another who patted down the victim as he lay injured on the ground — are still at large, police said.

Roberts had not yet been arraigned on his charges as of Friday morning, court records show. Neither he nor his legal representative could not be reached for comment Friday.