Video Shows Group Of Teens Brutally Attacking Shop Owner
A brutal attack on a South L.A. shop owner, in which the victim was allegedly stabbed and had a bottle smashed over his head, was caught on video. The victim's daughter is hoping photos and the video will lead to an arrest. Beetna Lee said in a post on Facebook that her father was viciously attacked on September 21 after 6:30 p.m. at his shop, the 55th Street Market, in South L.A., KTLA reports.
She said that three underage customers—two boys and one girl—attempted to buy snacks, soda and alcohol. She said her father asked them for ID, and they said they would only produce it once he moved behind the counter. He refused and the trio left the store. However, Lee said they came back a half hour later with four more people. She said her father asked them to leave and things escalated.
My dad had pepper spray and warned them to leave but they refused because they wanted to walk out with the alcohol. Another kid at the counter tried to distract my dad saying he needed a pompom and to get him one. My dad said no everyone has to go. Eventually main kid threw the bottle outside to a friend to grab and my dad tried to grab it but the kid ran. My dad turned around and the kids were rushing him so he sprayed his mace. That is when the main guy smashed a bottle over my dads head & the guy and main girl proceeded to rush my dad as he passed out. They not only broke a bottle on him, they stabbed him, kicked him, & stomped him. All while my dad is passed out. All because my dad stood up for himself & his store these kids felt they had something to prove. Thank God regulars and neighbors rushed the kids away & came to help my dad immediately.
Lee also said that the group has been threatening and bullying other kids in the neighborhood.
Lee's father has owned the shop for 20 years, and said there have been other shoplifting incidents recently, according to CBS LA.
Lee said her father is okay, and CBS LA reported that he's back to work, albeit with a black eye. Lee urges anyone with information to call the police.
The LAPD said that the attack is under investigation, but no arrests have been made.
Some may find the video below graphic: