A man was attacked for not saying "excuse me" after burping at a Taco Bell in South Carolina.

The 20-year-old from Fort Mill had just sat down in the restaurant with a friend when another customer asked him if he had committed the faux pas, police told The Associated Press.

The man then walked over to the victim, picked up a chair and hit him on the arm.

The victim told police the man also grabbed his throat and tried to head butt him before employees told the man to leave.

He was last seen driving a white pickup truck and remained at large as of Tuesday, according to The Herald newspaper.