Article originally appeared on thepostmillennial.com.
Two employees of a Stockton, California 7-Eleven store were confirmed by the District Attorney’s office on Tuesday to not be under investigation by authorities after a viral video showed them fighting off robbers.
“The events surrounding the viral video from the 7-11 on Center St. are under active investigation by Stockton PD. Once completed, Stockton PD will forward the case to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office,” Mayor Kevin Lincoln said in a statement.
District Attorney Ron Freitas said that “the store clerks are not and have never been suspects” of the DA’s Office and “any investigation going forward is to hold accountable the individual who threatened and attempted to rob the store clerks.”
“California state law, Proposition 47, hinders businesses daily by increasing shoplifting incidents and decreasing our law enforcement’s bility to hold accountable those responsible for such act,” Lincoln added.
Video of the July 29 incident showed a man in a mask looting shelves behind the counter for cigarettes, throwing the contents of the shelves into a trash can.
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