AUBURN, Washington — Cops are hunting for a pair of cold-hearted teens and an adult pal who stepped over the slumped body of a convenience store clerk having a medical emergency to empty the cash register and steal food and other items.
Police in Auburn, Washington say they have identified the trio, who never bothered to call for help for the clerk after he collapsed to the floor of a Shell gas station on Saturday.
The ugly episode began when the teens snatched pepperoni sticks and began eating them. When their adult man tries to pay for other items, the clerk demands he pay for the food the teens took as well and an argument erupted, cops said.
One of the teens then hands over a $1 bill, angering the clerk. As he begins walking back to the register area, surveillance footage shows him appearing “to have a major medical issue and collapse to the floor,” cops say.
Instead of trying to help, one of the teens reaches down and takes back the dollar bill from the clerk while he is on the ground. The adult then exits the store.
“While the clerk is on the ground unconscious, the two teenage males exit and enter the store a couple of times stealing merchandise and taking all the money from the cash register.” cops say.
“While the clerk was on the ground dying, neither of the three subjects who saw him fall to the ground called for help.”
Fortunately for the clerk, another shopper arrived minutes later and called for help. Cops say the clerk is alive, but in critical condition.