Witness: Store employee attacked by group of teens

- A witness said a supermarket employee was attacked by a group of teens Monday afternoon.

“One of them tried to attack the young lady with a stun gun. When she was unsuccessful that’s when they pulled out the pepper spray,” said witness Kelia Smith.

Smith said she was picking up a few groceries at around 4 p.m. Monday when a group of teenage girls walked into the Publix on Highway 92 in South Fulton.

“I noticed maybe five or six teenage girls, maybe age 16 through 19, walk in the store like something was going on like they had something on their minds,” Smith said.

All of a sudden Smith said she heard a ruckus and saw one of the girls in that group attack a young female cashier who was on duty.

“And I heard like a stun gun, and then the stun gun. I guess a cashier was able to grab it, so thank God no one was hurt in that respect. And then all of a sudden everybody started coughing because as a result of her not being successful with the stun gun the other young lady sprayed the pepper spray,” Smith said.

Smith said it appeared the girls meant to continue the attack after the pepper spray assault but left the store before police arrived “They started walking towards the young lady, the cashier she walked to the back and they kind of followed behind her but I guess in fear of possibly getting arrested they exited the store,” said Smith.

Publix officials confirmed there was an incident, but would not offer any further comment.

Police were not able to immediately confirm Smith’s account of the incident Wednesday afternoon but did confirm they were investigating.

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