Two employees at Meineke in Des Moines, Washington were assaulted by potential car thieves, KIRO 7 reports.
The incident began with the suspected thieves pulling into the shop’s parking lot. As one of the individuals was exiting the vehicle, employees at the store began to grow suspicious of the vehicle and whether it was stolen or not.
One worker named Armit attempted to take a photo of the individual but was then struck by him.
“I just ran to that side and I was trying to take the picture and he just hit on my face,” he recounted.
There was one other employee that was also recording the event who was also attacked when he confronted the group.
“He decided we was [sic] going to come out and swing on me and had other people backing him up. So, I pretty much took a few hits and next thing you know, he is hopping in a vehicle, leaving,” the employee stated.
The employee suffered several injuries, including a concussion, a cracked eye socket, a broken nose, and injuries to his elbow, shoulder, and knee.
The shop’s owner has suffered auto theft at the other location he owns in Gig Harbor, Washington, which has five cars taken. Currently, the attackers have not been found.