A video that is going viral shows a dust-up in front of a Citrus Heights convenience market captured on cellphone by a woman who said she scared off one of the participants by pulling out a Taser.
The video was shot Tuesday by a woman who only wants to go by the name Georgia LeeAnn because she fears for her safety. She was in her vehicle outside the AM-PM mini market at Madison and San Juan avenues when she witnessed the commotion. The video had been shared on Facebook nearly 4,500 times as of 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
She saw a woman grab all of the chip bags she could hold. Then she noticed a scuffle at the front door between clerks and patrons.
Georgia LeeAnn started video recording the front door. Shortly after she started, a woman who seemed to know customers in the store arrived in a hurry to the front door of the store.
“The lady came from the gas pump and basically bulldozed everybody,” said Georgia LeeAnn. “Then she saw me recording and came after me. I had my Taser in my left hand and my phone in my right recording.”
She always carries a Taser because she is a Lyft and Uber driver. The Taser is for protection.
“She gripped my phone and so I said, ‘I will tase you,’ and then she let the phone go,” Georgia LeeAnn said. She said that she does not want to use her full name because she has been threatened on Facebook since posting.
Citrus Heights police were called to the scene Tuesday to investigate a theft, however those suspected of stealing from the store had left before officers arrived.
The department tweeted pictures of those involved and provided a link to Georgia LeeAnn’s YouTube video. The department is investigating the incident as a robbery, attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
The department needs the public’s assistance in identifying the man and two women on the video “who appear to be stealing from the location by force or fear,” according to a news release.