A new video of a shocking fight that broke out at a gas station in Pittsburgh last week has been released.
Two women were beaten by three men inside an Exxon gas station on Sept. 20, in a confrontation that reportedly took place following an argument over spilled gas.
In a cellphone video captured by a passerby, the women can be seen being slammed onto the ground, while one of the men hits her.
A witnesses in the background can be heard yelling, “That is a girl, don’t mess with a girl.”
A surveillance video that was released Thursday shows one of the women knocking down a display inside the store, and being grabbed by several men, and dragged out of the store.
The hard-to-watch footage shows one man holding her down, as the other beats her.
According to police, the women wanted a $17 refund for a defective pump, but the men — one owner and two employees — refused, and the argument turned physical.
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All three men — Scott Hill, Balkar Singh and Sukhjinder Sadhra — were arrested and charged with simple assault.
After video of the incident went viral on social media, three days of protests followed, and angry people asked for harsher chargers. Protesters also tried to shut down the gas station.
An attorney for two of the men said Thursday that they’ve never been in trouble with the law, and that they have since been suspended without pay, according to WPXI.