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VIDEO: Teens Allegedly Yelled ‘Black Lives Matter, Bi–h’ As They Beat Gas Station Customer

Spring, TX – A group of teens viciously assaulted a man as he was leaving a convenience store on Sunday evening (video below).

“Black lives matter, b—h!” they allegedly yelled at the victim as they punched and kicked him in the face, the victim’s girlfriend, Kelli Tarwater, said in a Facebook post later that night.

The incident occurred at the Exxon Gas Mart located at 7134 Oakwood Glen, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) told The Police Tribune on Tuesday.

Tarwater said that she and her boyfriend, Mason Hatton, live near the convenience store and can walk there in about one minute.

Hatton, 24, who is white, walked over to the store to pick up snacks and cigarettes and was completing his transaction with the clerk when a “group of young black men and women” approached the counter “and demanded to be first,” Tarwater said.

“Mason stated that was almost finished and it should be just a moment,” she wrote, adding that the teens then began to “mock and ridicule him.”

Store security footage showed three males as they exited the store while Hatton finished his transaction.

Hatton gathered up his bags and headed outside, at which point he was intercepted by the three males, the video showed.

A suspect in a white tank top suddenly punched Hatton in the face before the group shoved him into the side of a nearby parked car.

Hatton slid to the ground as the suspects repeatedly punched and kicked him, the video showed.

As the attackers ran off, another suspect emerged from the store and kicked the victim in his face.

The suspects fled the scene while Hatton gathered up his belongings, the video showed.

At no point during the attack did the victim appear to fight back against the teens.

He was bloodied and limping when he arrived back at his home. The couple immediately called police, Tarwater said.

According to the HCSO, the suspects fled the scene in a black sedan and headed in an unknown direction.

Hatton “suffered a swollen lip and a small laceration over his eye” but refused medical treatment, the sheriff’s office told The Police Tribune.

HCSO refused to comment regarding Tarwater’s claims that the suspects yelled “black lives matter, b—h” during the assault, and noted that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

“As far as I’m concerned this was a hate crime due to what they said and did to him, screamed ‘black lives matter b—h’ as they kicked his face in,” Tarwater wrote. “I will catch these people…I will see these a–holes behind bars.”

Tarwater defended law enforcement and denounced the violent actions that have been carried out by some while screaming “Black Lives Matter.”

Watch the incident unfold in the videos below. Warning – Graphic Content and Obscene Language:

UPDATE: The original videos have already been taken down, you can see an edited version of the video below:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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