In a horrifying incident captured on video, two employees of a 7-Eleven store in Texas were brutally attacked by a group of teenagers after they refused to sell a cigar to an underage girl. The shocking assault took place at 9 pm on Saturday at the 7-Eleven located on Faithon P Lucas Boulevard in Mesquite. The Mesquite Police Department is now seeking the public’s help in identifying the perpetrators.
According to reports from Fox News, the altercation began when a young girl entered the store and attempted to purchase a tobacco product. The responsible clerk, abiding by the law, refused to sell it to her. However, this initial refusal led to an argument between the girl and the store clerk. Eventually, the girl left the store but returned later with a group of other juveniles.
View this post on Instagram
The situation quickly escalated as the group began arguing with the store clerk. Witnesses reported that several of the teenagers jumped over the counter, launching a violent assault on the employees. Disturbing footage of the incident, which was shared on social media, shows the assailants throwing items at the helpless employees.
In a brave attempt to intervene, another store clerk present at the scene also faced the wrath of the violent group. The Mesquite Police Department confirmed that both store employees sustained injuries to their faces during the assault. Fortunately, their injuries were not severe enough to require hospitalization.
The authorities are currently investigating the incident and are actively searching for the group of teenagers involved. The police have reached out to the public, urging anyone with information about the perpetrators or the incident to come forward. While the video of the assault is circulating on social media, the police do not possess a copy of it themselves.
In their efforts to bring justice to the victims, the Mesquite Police Department has released a phone number for locals to contact them with any relevant information. The incident has sparked outrage in the community, with many expressing their concern over the increasing instances of violence and disrespect towards store employees who are simply doing their jobs and upholding the law.
This disturbing incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of respecting and supporting those who work in retail and service industries. No one should face such brutality and aggression for merely carrying out their responsibilities. The incident also highlights the need for stricter enforcement of laws pertaining to the sale of age-restricted products, ensuring the safety and well-being of both employees and customers.
As the investigation continues, authorities hope that the public’s assistance will help bring the perpetrators to justice and send a strong message that such acts of violence will not be tolerated in our communities.