A Seminole County store owner was dragged across a concrete parking lot after he tried to stop three teens from running off with less than $40 worth of beer.
Store owner Jayesh Patel said he wanted his beer back, so he grabbed one of the
"I never think that they can kill me for $35," said Patel.
Patel said he has seen more than one set of teens try to steal beer. But he said this is the first time he has had a group try to make a break for it.
"They parked here, and I just held his
Patel said the teens sped off as he held on. He said he was dragged a short distance across the parking lot, all the while screaming for help.
A customer at the store followed the teens as they headed through a neighborhood.
As the teens raced away, their car spun out and ran into a ditch. When the teens emerged from their vehicle, they found two men staring at them with guns drawn.
One of those holding a gun on them was the customer, who had a concealed weapons
Austin Leake, 18, Jacob Edwards and Cyle Sloat, 17 were taken away in handcuffs.
"I hope they learn a good lesson from this," said Patel.
The teens are facing charges of robbery and aggravated assault. Their bonds were set at $7,100.