Teens leave dying cashier who collapsed from a heart attack after gas station robbery
Two teens took advantage of a man having a heart attack and it was all caught on video.
A surveillance footage taken inside a store of a gas station in Auburn, Washington reveals the shocking reactions of two teens who were in the store when its clerk was having a heart attack.
"It just blows my mind. It breaks our hearts," was the initial reaction of store manager Angela Sharapova upon viewing the footage.
"We can’t believe that this happened."
According to the Auburn Police Department who based their investigation on the surveillance footage below, at around 5:30 pm, a man and two teens entered a Shell station on Auburn Way South. One of the teens took a pepperoni stick and ate it then grabbed another one for his friend. When the other man tried to pay for an item he purchased, the store clerk charged him for the two pepperoni sticks the teens ate which the man refused to pay for and they argued.
One teen approached the clerk and gave him a dollar which upset the clerk. He approached the two teens and talked to them insisting they pay for the pepperoni sticks and as he turned around, he suddenly collapsed to the floor.
What happened next was disappointing. Instead of calling for help, the teen took the $1 he gave the clerk and fled with his friend and the other man. Not satisfied, the two teens returned and stole cigarettes and the money from the cash register amounting to $178.
Meanwhile, they ignored the unconscious clerk as they went in and out of the store about three times, even walking over the clerk, according to Sharapova.
After three minutes, a customer arrived and discovered the clerk. He immediately asked the people at the pump area to call 911.
“I don’t know who these people are, but they are true angels,” Sharapova said.
The clerk was taken to the hospital where he now remains on life support. According to Sharapova, he’s currently fighting for his life. The clerk who’s a long-term employee has a wife and three children who are dependent on him.
Police are currently appealing to the public to help identify the two teens and the man.
This upsetting case of robbery and lack of compassion for the clerk paints a sad picture for teenagers, similar to a robbery incident involving teens last year. Back in November in Washington D.C., a teenager grabbed a woman's handbag and as she fought back, she was dragged across a sidewalk causing bruises in her leg. While the actions of the teenager were bad enough, his friends who were watching from across the street were laughing the entire time before they fled on foot. Commander Melvin Gresham of the 2nd District station said these robberies "come in cycles" and when asked about the laughter, he said,
"I hate to say it, but in today's society, it's not unusual."