VIDEO: Gas Station Owners Arrested For Assault Of Two Women In Viral Video

Protesters have shut down a Pittsburgh Exxon station where two women brawled with owners and employees on Friday.

Pittsburgh, PA – Protesters have shut down a gas station where owners and employees brawled with two female customers on Friday as bystanders stood by and watched (video below).

Police said they responded to a call from the Exxon gas station located at the corner of Marshal Avenue and Brighton Road just after 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 20 for a report of a fight between the gas station owners and patrons, WPXI reported.

The fight, which was captured on video by witnesses who filmed the altercation but did not try to stop it, started over an argument about spilled gas.

Police said the female customers said their pump malfunctioned and spilled gas, so they went inside the station seeking a refund, WPXI reported.

The owner refused to give the women their money back and the disagreement quickly escalated into an all-out brawl that spilled outside and involved the two female customers and several men who were owners and employees at the gas station.

The video began as several men tried to shove a woman out the door.

Her friend was also pulling on her trying to get her to leave, but she was fighting the men and trying to stay inside, the video showed.

Finally, her friend pulled her outside and they appeared to be walking away when one of the men ran up behind them and started beating on one of the women.

Three more men joined him and two of them beat on the first woman while another took the other woman to the ground, the video showed.

The fight was not at all one-sided. The women fought back and landed a number of blows.

But they were significantly outnumbered and outsized by the men who were pummeling them.

When they were able to get back on their feet, one of the women ran back inside the store to continue the confrontation, the video showed.

Some of the men kept her friend from following her inside, but when the woman inside started tearing apart the store, all of the men ran inside to stop her, and the friend followed.

Then three men were fighting with the two women again, trying to evict them from the store.

One woman with a can of pepper spray tried to intervene but the video showed she didn’t get close enough to the melee to have any effect.

The person filming the video yelled encouragement to the women, assuring the fighting women that she had the whole incident on camera and the men were “going down.”

The video showed that as the women tried to get out of the store, one of the men reached out and punched her in the head.

Police reviewed multiple videos as part of the investigation, according to a press release by the city of Pittsburgh.

The city said that after investigators finished reviewing all of the available footage and talking to witnesses, they recommended the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office charge the gas station owners and employee with assault.

Surveillance video filmed by cameras inside the gas station showed that one of the women started the argument, WPXI reported.

“One video taken by a bystander showed a lengthy physical confrontation in which the male store owners struck one of the females in the back of the head multiple times, and an employee grabbed one of the females by her hair and dragged her across pavement,” the city said. “Police also reviewed the gas station’s security camera which showed the female customer initiating the confrontation inside the store before it moved outside.”

Protesters shut down the gas station not long after the fight occurred, WPXI reported.

Community activists held a press conference on Monday and called on Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala to file felony charges against all of the men at the gas station who were involved in the incident, WPXI reported.

Protesters have threatened to set up camp in front of Zappala’s office if he hasn’t charged the men by 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Watch the fight unfold at the gas station in the video below:

Comments (70)
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flybynight
flybynight

Soul patrol trolls we need you to settle this asap.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Muslim men vs black women, what is the media to do?

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

"Protesters who camped for a second day outside of the Exxon gas station on Pittsburgh’s North Side where two sisters were beaten over a $17 dispute...

The sisters, who declined to provide their names, said the dispute stemmed from a pump malfunction that resulted in their gas spilling, according to Pittsburgh police. "

Let me guess. Pump did not shut off automatically, it spilled a few cups of gas, and they demanded a refund of the entire purchase while desiring to drive away with a full tank.

I would like to see the store video from inside.

Klj281
Klj281

Women acted like trash. Bet not the first time there acting like this trash.

JDS
JDS

And that is why you never open up a business in this type of neighborhood. On another note; surprised no weaves came off.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Black priviledge again..they can act any way they want, as nasty and mouthy and physical as they want, but if you react you are the racist one.

Justretired
Justretired

I'd like to see store footage. Regardless her instigating the confrontation if he put his hands on her first he's screwed. Theres loud mouths everywhere unfortunately. Should've just called the police and handle it civilly through courts. Dont see this ending well for store owners.

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Black , white, Muslim, it doesn’t matter, not saying who’s right or wrong, but I could never stand and watch 3 guys beating a woman, I understand self defense, but once they were outside, that claim kinda falls flat , did they have gutter mouth, yes they did, but call the police and let them deal with it.

lauraaz
lauraaz

Entitled black women behaving badly meet muslim business owners who won't be taken advantage of, and decide to fight back. You are all guilty of bad behavior!

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

This is a good thing; everybody is getting sick of their bleck bullshit. [Yep, I watched it several times]

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Wow. I'm expecting to hear how at least one of them got beat within an inch of his life pretty soon. Shame on a group of men to beat outnumbered women like that.

Blackwolf1
Blackwolf1

WHY IS THIS NOT A HATE CRIME

bryantrent
bryantrent

Oh please

Stanracer
Stanracer

Looks like the hood rats started the whole thing.

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Arrest everyone and let the Judge sort it out.

PFCPyle
PFCPyle

Now that's what I call a bitch slap!

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

I can't really call that until the in-store footage is made available.

cops-kid
cops-kid

Looked like all (well deserved) open handed slaps to me...

CinGuz
CinGuz

Getting hit didn't seem to bother either one of them, they kept going at it, & I'm sure it is not their first fight.

Stu Redman
Stu Redman

They are willing participants, they kept going back for more. The security cameras showed the woman start the crap in the store. I'm no fan of islam but those types of rats are just as bad. These thug always start running the camera after they pick a fight then blame it on the other party.

Stu Redman
Stu Redman

For 17 dollars of gas to spill on the ground there would be a giant puddle of gasoline on the concrete the size of several cars.

Marse Robert
Marse Robert

This is the only time in history that I'm going to side with the Muslims

Marse Robert
Marse Robert

That's how you got to handle those black women they don't respect anything else

Marse Robert
Marse Robert

Notice the cop says that the black woman started the altercation inside the store the owner is 100% within his rights to remove that person there's just nothing but the blacks crying and whining and then the politicians pandering to them if it was two white women nothing would be said or done

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

These women are bullies and apparently started to trash the store. Too bad the men just didn't call the cops. I’m more sympathetic towards the men as they put up with this behavior every day. ( as an article said). I’ve had gas come out of a bad pump onto the ground but it never ever occurred to me to ask for a refund or start a commotion. I just watch the pump better.

Judid292
Judid292

It spilled because the pump malfunctioned. She was told to go to another pump by a employee. When the owners came in, they claimed she didnt pay, she then wanted a refund with receipt in hand, they refused, the start arguing and one of the owners struck one of the girls. The girls attempted to leave but the men ran out after them and proceeded to attack them. The pump has bad sensors. And owners knew it.

fishing
fishing

Maybe the black women made a bad move before the little phone camera showed up...huh

Sworn to Serve
Sworn to Serve

Typical

1984
1984

I want to see the video of the woman pouring gasoline onto the pavement..If they did it on purpose they risked a calamity or at a minimum they might have wanted to pull a scam on the gas station owner...It's worth looking into......jmho

1984
1984

The same thing happened in Ferguson, Mo. A huge black man beat up and robbed an Indian store owner and than attacked a cop and was put down..Of course the liberal media and our racist president ( obama) and his racist AG ( Holder ) sided with the rioters and looters.....