MEMPHIS, Tenn — A $100,000 bond has been set for a teen arrested in a mob attack at a Memphis gas station.
Joe Brittman, 19, was just one of the people who police say attacked Orrden Williams as he was helping a woman to her car at the BP gas station at Poplar and Cleveland.
Brittman was arrested at Northwest Prep Academy and charged with aggravated riot, simple assault and vandalism.
Surveillance video showed a mob of rowdy high school students beating Williams at a Crosstown gas station.
Police said a large group of students swarmed the gas station on Poplar and Cleveland.
Witnesses told WREG the group was out of control.
“”Oh yeah. I was freaked out,” Mary Fuller said.
Fuller was scared and did not feel safe walking to her car.
“As I was going out the door this other gentleman walked out and hollered at them and asked them to be quiet and get off of the parking lot,” Fuller said.
“As we get to the car they are in the parking lot throwing up gang signs and putting up a ruckus,” Orrden Williams, Jr. said.
Williams, the man seen in the video being attacked, told WREG one of the kids “sucker punched” him.
After Williams had been punched in the head, dozens of teenagers swarmed the gas station.
Customers inside of the store jumped, and workers held the door shut as the teens rushed the entryway.
Williams made a mad dash for the car where, he said, one teen threw punches just inches away from his baby’s head.
Williams said he nearly used a gun in his car.
Police said the baby was not hurt, but Williams was reportedly bruised all over his upper body.
Customers told WREG they were glad the fight was caught on video, and that police are aware of it.
Police claimed the teenagers also damaged William’s car.