A California gas station clerk is viciously punched in the face in a dispute over 41 cents.
And it was all caught on camera.
Now, police are asking the public’s help to find who did it.
Serene (prono: sah-reen) Branson has the video and reaction from the victim.
“There’s cowards out there that are willing to do stupid stuff.”
She doesn’t want to show her face, but wants to share her story.
“It just happened so fast, like, he went like this at first, but my reaction, I didn’t think he was going to hit me, I was like, okay, and he just went like socks me.”
It was 1:15 on saturday afternoon, September 7th, At the Chevron at Lakewood boulevard and Delamo.
The 23-year-old clerk, who were are calling yadira, said the man in the blue shirt asked for a swisher-sweet cigar. he only put down a dollar after she told him it was a dollar and forty one cents.
“He just says, well this is all I have, (bleeped out), and whatever, and I was like well, you need to get out of the store, I was like I’m sorry, and he tries to snatch it.”
That’s when ydira says he punched her, knocking her glasses from her face, injuring her eye.
‘It is a brutal attack on an innocent victim who is just trying to make a living.”
LA county sheriff’s lakewood detective say the guy took off, and none of the other customers jumped into action right away.
“I’m sure they surprised by his actions as he walked out of the store, and in turn, a few of them were worried about the clerk.”
Yadira finished her shift that day, but said she’s now fearful every time she goes to work.
“Really, over 41 cents, like, imagine, if he got like that, imagine what else would’ve happened. That’s the thing that came into my head, and I just hope it doesn’t ever happen to anybody.”