In a pro-crime system, committing crimes isn’t a crime, but resisting criminals is the only real crime.
The video of 7-Eleven Sikh workers standing up and fighting back against a criminal who was boldly looting the store even as they were being told that they should shut up and take it has gone viral.
And now the police are investigating the workers for stopping a criminal.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Two 7-Eleven employees stop and beat up a robber.
People are fed up and finally fighting back! pic.twitter.com/78NfejfmNb
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) August 3, 2023
Here comes the investigation.
Stockton police said they are investigating the assault of a 7-Eleven robbery suspect by two workers and say the suspected thief is believed to have robbed the store two other times within the same 24-hour period.
Video of the July 29 assault has gained national attention. In the more than five-minute clip, a man can be seen emptying shelves of cigarettes and other products from the store’s shelves before the clerks step in to stop him. The clip shows one of the clerks pinning the man down while another beats the would-be thief with what appears to be a pole.
Stockton police said in an update Saturday that they were aware of two other reports of early morning robberies at the 7-Eleven location involving the same suspected thief, one on July 28 and another on July 29.
Police said that on July 28 at 3:41 a.m., a 7-Eleven worker reported the suspect going behind the counter and threatening to shoot the clerk if he intervened. The suspect then took several packs of cigarettes in a large garbage bag before fleeing.
On July 29 at 12:27 a.m., a 7-Eleven worker reported the suspect demanding money at the store while simulating that he had a handgun. When the worker didn’t comply, the suspect grabbed food items and put them in a garbage bag before leaving, police said.
At some point later in the morning, the man is believed to have returned to the store, police said. That’s when the beating captured in the viral video took place.
They said that after their investigation concludes, they will forward the findings to the San Joaquin County district attorney for review.
If your store is being robbed over and over again, the police can’t help, but if you stand up to the criminal, suddenly there’s an investigation. But when your store is being robbed over and over again, there’s no investigation.