Knightdale, NC – Police arrested two people for brawling in a gas line at a Marathon station in North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon (video below).
The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. on May 11 when a woman – later identified as 25-year-old Alexus Orianna Harris – was trying to cut into the line and bumped her white sedan into a silver Honda, WRAL reported.
A witness to the incident said that was when the woman got out of her car, approached the driver’s door of the vehicle she had struck, and spit on the driver through his open window and yelled at him.
Then she stomped back to her car while yelling into her speakerphone, a cell phone video filmed by a bystander showed.
The video showed the man the woman had spit on – later identified as 47-year-old Matthew James-Stark Artero – appeared to remain calm as he got out of his car and walked around the woman’s vehicle to approach her.
When he got to her, he spit in Harris’ face, the video showed.
Harris tried to hit Artero in the head with her cell phone, but he knocked it out of her hand.
She began hitting the man repeatedly and he grabbed her by the hair to stop her and bent her over towards the ground, the video showed.
But Harris continued to strike and slap at Artero.
She grabbed his t-shirt by the neck and ripped it, the video showed.
That’s when Artero bent over and picked up the woman’s cell phone from the ground.
He appeared to hold it for a moment and said something to Harris, the video showed.
When Harris didn’t let go of him, Artero kicked her cell phone across the parking lot.
Then Artero pointed in the direction he had thrown the phone and said something to the woman and let go of her, the video showed.
The cell phone video showed Harris struck Artero one more time before she let go to retrieve her phone.
Knightdale police responded to the gas station after they received reports about the fight, NBC News reported.
Police said Harris was charged with simple assault.
Artero was charged with assault on a female and damage to personal property, NBC News reported.
Both people were cited and released with a court date.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:
GAS STATION FIGHT: Man & woman brawl outside Marathon gas station on US 64 in #Knightdale.
Witness tells @WRAL a woman tried to cut the line, hit a car & spit on a man while yelling. The man got out of his car and spit back at the woman. No word yet on charges. (🎥: Shaaddeez) pic.twitter.com/NPWbPNI5ub
— Joe Fisher – WRAL (@JoeFisherTV) May 12, 2021