Two California 7-Eleven workers will not be charged for stopping a robbery attempt.
The workers became a viral sensation after footage emerged of the two men beating the man and holding him down until police arrived.
Sweet Justice: No Charges for California 7-Eleven Clerks Who Pounded Would-Be Robber How sweet it is. https://t.co/0esBjpqHg7
— Rae Ferg (@ferg77755) August 10, 2023
District Attorney Ron Freitas said, “The Stockton 7-11 Store Clerks are not & have never been, suspects of the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.”
“Any Investigation going forward is to hold accountable the individual who threatened & attempted to rob them. We will have more information as it becomes available,” Freitas continued.
Finally some good news in California.
No charges for the 7/11 Employees who took down a thief.https://t.co/1InAb4im0b
— Jay Alexander (@alexanderjent76) August 10, 2023
"In the video, a man believed to be Frazier is seen wearing a blue face covering, pushing around a trash can while allegedly throwing countless items into the can," KTVU-TV reported.
"A minute into the video, when the suspect begins to push the can away, a clerk is seen trying to stop him while another employee grabs a stick and beats the robber," it continued.
"Repeatedly, the worker with stick hits the man while the other worker holds him down. 'Ok! Ok!' yelled the robber between hits," it added.
The man, 42-year-old Tyrone Frazier, had reportedly been reported for previously stealing from the store and threatening workers while carrying a handgun.
The two men quickly became everyday heroes as social media users applauded their response and celebrated the news that they would not be charged for protecting themselves, other customers, and their store.
The move stands in contrast with several recent reports in California of thefts and shoplifting where workers and bystanders have passively watched, adding to the power of the two men who stepped up to stop one robber.