Stafford County, VA – Three U.S. Marines broke up a fight between teen boys and prevented a potential stabbing at a Virginia fast food restaurant on Saturday.
The incident occurred at about 1:40 p.m. on April 1 at the Chick-fil-A located on Dunn Drive in Stafford, The Daily Progress reported.
Stafford County Sheriff’s Major Shawn Kimmitz said that one of the boys was inside the Chick-fil-A when he was approached by two other young men.
Maj. Kimmitz said the disagreement started as a verbal altercation but quickly progressed to a physical confrontation inside the fast food restaurant, The Daily Progress reported.
There were three members of the U.S. Marine Corps eating in the restaurant, too, and they saw what was happening.
Initially, two of the teens were pummeling the third boy with fists, but then one of them pulled out a knife, according to The Daily Progress.
That was when the soldiers got involved.
Witnesses said the military men separated the brawling teens and one of them disarmed the boy with the knife, The Daily Progress reported.
Then he broke the knife in half before anybody could get stabbed with it.
Two of the teens fled the restaurant on foot before deputies arrived on the scene, The Daily Progress reported.
One of them stole the third boy’s cell phone when he ran, but he didn’t get to keep it for long.
Maj. Kimmitz said that Stafford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Layug spotted the suspects in the parking lot of the CVS in the 300-block of Garrisonville Road shortly thereafter, The Daily Progress reported.
Deputy Layug arrested the two boys, who were 14 and 17 years old.
Both boys were booked into the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center, The Daily Progress reported.
They are both charged with assault and battery and robbery.
The 17 year old has also been charged with attempted felony wounding, according to The Daily Progress.