Video shows man slapping teen employee at California family fun center


CONCORD (KRON) — KRON has obtained exclusive video of an attack at a family fun center in Concord, as a man is seen slapping a 17-year-old teen in the face with a young boy next to him.

It happened at The Jungle in Concord, a business similar to a Chuck E. Cheese’s.

The video shows a grown man hitting a teenager in the head in front of what appears to be his son.

And on Wednesday night, police are looking for the man. The surveillance video showing the incident was taken on Saturday at around 4:30 p.m.

The man is seen reaching over the counter and hitting 17-year-old Deshawn Wright in the head.

“I just bent over, and then like, I just felt like his hand,” Wright said.

Wright’s mother was upset when she heard what happened and was outraged when she saw the video.

In the video, Deshawn was hit so hard that he goes out of view. All this happened in front of a child who was seen in the video watching.

“I was pissed…I don’t even hit my son like that, and I didn’t think that was cool at all,” Deshawn’s mother Danita Potts said.

It happened at The Jungle in Concord. The video shows the man with a woman and two kids.

Deshawn tells KRON4 there was a problem with the ticket machine. It didn’t work.

His manager eventually told him to count the tickets.

“Imagine you had to count a thousand pennies at work. Would you want to do that? No. So, I was like, ‘Oh my God’ under my breath,” Wright said. “He came to me after they had walked off to go fix the ticket machine, and he was like, ‘You need to fix your attitude before I slap you.’”

Seconds later, that slap or hit went down. The assault caught on camera happened just four months after Deshawn got the job, his very first job.

“So, we (were) happy, we (were) blessed it happened [that Shawn got a job]…, and then…this grown man comes and slaps him like that. I was mad,” Potts said.

Employees said they don’t recognize the man who hit Deshawn but tell KRON4 the woman may have been there before.

Police are hopeful that someone will recognize him and help them crack the case.

Deshawn says that the man and his family came in with a large group for a party.

Officers tell KRON4 they didn’t pay with credit card, so their name was not on any list.

If you have any information on who that man is, you are asked to call Concord police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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