A jury has awarded $750,000 each to the parents of a 21-year-old who was strangled to death in a Florida restaurant’s parking lot. Jurors found that Brickman Management Company and B&B Cash Grocery Stores were negligent for not providing security on the morning of Anthony Makowski’s death. Brickman owns the McDonald’s in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, where Makowski was strangled to death by another male during a fight back in 2005.
The case was based on 750 calls for service from the McDonald’s and the surrounding parking lot between 2001 and 2005. The incidents included juvenile disturbances, loitering and reported assaults. About 200 of the calls mentioned some form of alcohol use and most were made between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday nights into Saturday mornings and Saturday nights into Sunday mornings. The McDonald’s drive-through is open 24 hours.
Source: Tampa Tribune
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