Video shows teens attacking man in gas station parking lot - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Video shows teens attacking man in gas station parking lot

The video is gaining popularity on social media. (Photo Source: Facebook) The video is gaining popularity on social media. (Photo Source: Facebook)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man was attacked by a group of teenagers at a BP gas station in the 1300 block of Poplar Avenue on Friday afternoon.

According to police, a 35-year-old man walked into the gas station while his girlfriend and children waited in the car.

Once inside the business, an older woman told him she was afraid of a large group of teenagers hanging around outside the business. The man escorted her outside and asked the teenagers to move away.

At that point, police say the man was hit in the back of his head. Then, a group of teenage boys attacked him and began punching him. Teenagers also vandalized his girlfriend's car when he tried to get inside.

Though the man did not want to go to the hospital, he was badly scraped and bruised.

Police say the teenagers who attacked the man were students at Northwest Prep Academy High School.

Video of the fight is becoming popular on social media.

Memphis police are investigating.

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