Two women allegedly beat up a Family Dollar employee in Springfield, Ohio because they were upset that a video of them appearing to be shoplifting was posted to Facebook by the store’s manager. According to a police report, a group of women came into the store on Saturday asking for the manager.
The manager wasn’t there and apparently, the group decided to take out their anger on the employee. The report says that even though the employee asked the women to leave they did not. Instead, they allegedly followed her around the store until it escalated into a physical altercation.
One of the women allegedly punched the employee in the back of the head. Then, that same woman allegedly grabbed her by the hair and attacked her further after pushing her into the store’s stockroom. One woman is accused of punching the victim in her face while the other kicked her, also in her face. The women told the victim they were angry over the surveillance footage of them allegedly shoplifting, which was posted on Facebook. Some of the fight, like the alleged shoplifting, was caught on video.
A manager on Family Dollar also received a Facebook message that read, according to 25 News: “(Expletive) take the photo down or you getting beat (expletive) up. Your manager just got her (expletive) beat and you can to. We will come back there every day.”
No charges have been filed yet and it does not appear that arrests have been made.
The victim has suffered swelling to her face and at least one tooth of hers is damaged because of the assault, according to the Springfield News-Sun.
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