Stockton 7-Eleven Clerk Won’t Be Charged with Assault, DA Implies
August 9, 2023
STOCKTON, CA—Two Stockton 7-Eleven clerks seen on video defending their property and themselves from a would-be thief “shouldn’t expect to be charged in connection with the viral beatdown,” the San Joaquin District Attorney implied on Tuesday.
“The Stockton 7-11 Store Clerks are not & have never been, suspects of the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office,” District Attorney Ron Freitas said in a statement. “Any Investigation going forward is to hold accountable the individual who threatened & attempted to rob them.”
The now-viral video of the July 29 incident gained national attention last week, which showed an African-American emptying shelves of cigarettes and other products from the store’s shelves into a trash bin.
South Asian business owners in NYC bravely defend their livelihood against perpetual theft. People are reaching the breaking point. pic.twitter.com/6UtZnOAVwF