Police: Firefighter beat up homeless man over slow food order

CHICAGO (FOX News) - A Massachusetts firefighter was arrested after police said he beat up a homeless man for taking too long to order his food at a restaurant Sunday.

Police say 37-year-old Joseph Ward, of Boston, punched the man in the face five to seven times, kicked him and threw food and a bottle at him outside of Anna's Taqueria in Brookline on Sunday night.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a laceration to his eyebrow.

MyFoxBoston reports Ward did not answer the door Monday night. He is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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