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Drunk customer tries to run over restaurant manager with a car

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Richard Surratt (Source: New Hanover County Jail) Richard Surratt (Source: New Hanover County Jail)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Police responded to the TGI Friday's off Oleander Road early Sunday morning after a customer tried to run over the manager with a car.

The incident began when Richard Surratt, who appeared to be impaired, got into an argument with another customer about driving home.

The manager tried to break up the argument, but the suspect placed him in a choke hold.

The suspect then left without paying his bill.

The manager followed the suspect into the parking lot where he then tried to run the manager over with his car.

The manager was able to get the license tag off the suspect's car and call the police.

Officers arrested Surratt, who is younger than 21, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon, DWI, and possession of a fake ID. 

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