Horrible moment when three male service station employees hit two sisters after one of them had pushed a shop display after a fight outside
- Jamila and Ashia Regan became embroiled in an argument with three male employees in a Pittsburgh Exxon last Thursday
- The fight became physical and surveillance cameras caught the men dragging one of the women after turning off a display at the gas station
- Exxon staff – Scott Hill, Balkar Singh and Sukhjinder Sadhra – have now been accused of a simple attack
- The Regan sisters held a press conference on Friday and claimed that the event could affect them for the rest of their lives
Surveillance video has captured the moment when three male service station employees turned on two sisters after they got involved in a fight outside the store.
The fight broke out last Thursday in an Exxon in Pittsburgh, after the women had told the workers that a pump had failed while they were putting gas in their cars.
According to police, the women – Jamila and Ashia Regan – claimed that gas was spilled for $ 17 on the ground and approached the men who asked for a refund.
The Exxon employees refused and the argument quickly became physical.
Various security cameras recorded the unfolding drama, with the alterations initially taking place at the front door of the store.
But as things escalate, one of the women enters and begins to destroy the shop displays in an outburst of anger.
Surveillance video has captured the moment when three male service station employees turned on two sisters after they got involved in a fight outside the store
After pushing drinks off a shelf and knocking over a banana stand, one of the workers drags the woman across the floor before another one seems to be taking part.
Finally she returns to her feet, where fists begin to fly.
The two sisters and three employees are pushing around each other before the women are removed from the store.
The three men – Scott Hill, Balkar Singh and Sukhjinder Sadhra – have been suspended at Exxon without payment.
In addition, the trio have been accused of simple mistreatment, with the public prosecutor saying that the fight did not reach the level of severe mistreatment.
After pushing drinks off a shelf and knocking over a bananas stand, one of the employees drags the woman across the floor before another seems to participate
The two sisters and three employees are pushing around each other before the women are removed from the store
The defender of Singh and Sadhra maintains that the race and gender of the women played no role in the fist fight.
& # 39; I am against violence against people of any gender or gender neutral people. We should not use violence to solve problems, whether you are a man or a woman or a trans-person. It should not be the case, & # 39; the men's lawyer is quoted TribLive.
& # 39; This was clearly a dispute of more than $ 17 that largely got out of hand. & # 39;
He added that his customers were Indian-American men and had previously been exposed to prejudice.
A separate video made part of the fight outside
After days of controversy, the two sisters spoke and said that this is something we will probably have to deal with for the rest of our lives.
& # 39; We are not villains. We are not animals. We are people, & Ashia Regan explained.
She added: & # 39; We were not looking for problems. We weren't looking for problems, and this is something we will probably face for the rest of our lives because we live right on the north side, close to the gas station & # 39 ;.
The Exxon franchise is said to have been closed since last Friday and the company that owns the land says it is terminating the lease in the light of the police report, WXPI reports.
The Exxon franchise is reportedly closed since last Friday
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