When a 7-Eleven clerk refused to sell a cigar to an underage girl, she complained to her friends — who ended up fighting employees in the Mesquite, Texas, store earlier this month, police said.
Now, five suspects have been charged, KDFW-TV reported.
What are the details?
Video from the June 3 incident shows people throwing items inside the store and other people throwing punches at employees, the station said.
Ahliyah Turner, 19, of Garland and Kiara Beale, 21, of Dallas both were charged, KDFW said. Beale was charged with assault causing bodily injury, and Turner was charged with warrants from another agency.
Charges against the three juveniles include two counts of assault, criminal mischief, and theft, the station said, adding that police aren't releasing the juveniles' names due to their ages.
Police told KDFW the two female employees who were assaulted suffered busted lips and other minor injuries.
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"This is an absolute senseless act of violence," Lt. Brandon Ricketts of the Mesquite Police Department told KDFW in an initial story about the incident.
Ricketts added to the station that "the clerks were just doing their job. They were trying to make a living."
Police noted that the violence caught on video underscores the need for some parents to pay closer attention to their kids — particularly as summer starts, KDFW said.
"Know who they’re hanging around with, know what they’re up to, because it’s hard for me to believe that any of them on their own would’ve done something like this," Ricketts told the station, adding that when "you start hanging around the wrong crowd, you start doing things that you normally wouldn’t do — next thing you know you have a criminal history that follows you around the rest of your life."
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