Clerks rip clothes off shoplifting suspect in NYCOctober 20, 2012 @ 7:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) - A worker at a 7-Eleven in Brooklyn has lost his job after he and other store employees were recorded ripping the clothes off a suspected shoplifter.
The video was recorded by a bystander Wednesday, and then promptly posted on the Internet.
It begins with two clerks dragging the man back into the store and continues as they try to wrestle him into submission.
In the process, his shirt is ripped off, his pants fall down and he is left struggling in his boxers. One worker appears to bite the man on the shoulder. Another tries to yank him up by his underwear.
Through it all, the man shouts "I got nothing, man!" while disbelieving patrons alternate between laughing and shouting at the clerks to let the man go.
"Somebody call the police. This is ridiculous!" one patron shouts.
A 7-Eleven spokeswoman told reporters the chain found the video horrifying. The company fired one worker and will retrain two others.
Police said the shoplifting suspect was already wanted in another case. He faces charges including robbery and assault.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
A temporary bridge span across the Skagit River will be opening Wednesday
What to Eat?
Woman living on light reveals what her first meal will be after 47 days without food
How To Fight Back
Upset with the NSA? Just talk like a terrorist, all the time
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.