A clerk at a 7-Eleven in Huntington Beach, California, was assaulted during a robbery involving a tour bus full of people Saturday night.
Eighty passengers were initially detained, while two men were arrested for assault following the melee.
The bus, which only had a capacity of 50 passengers, pulled into the parking lot around 11 p.m. More than two dozen unruly passengers then unloaded, ran through the store and grabbed all sorts of loot, including beer and other beverages, candy, and chips.
The clerk, who only wanted to be identified as Mohammad, said he tried to stop the thieves, all to no avail. In fact, at least two of the suspects starting pushing and shoving the clerk as he tried to stop the crime, according to Officer Jennifer Marlatt, spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department.
In a matter of minutes, the mob cleared the shelves and re-boarded the bus. The clerk, who was not seriously injured, called the police and, with the help of a police helicopter, caught up with the tour bus in a matter of minutes.
All 80 passengers were initially detained. The two suspects responsible for assaulting the clerk, Wynzel Worthan, 18, of Compton, and Isiah Bryant, 21, of Los Angeles, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery. The remaining passengers were released.
Authorities also found seven loaded handguns on the bus but confirmed they were not used during the robbery.
[ ABC 7 ]
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