Father, daughter caught at scene of brawl at Mondawmin 7-Eleven
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Baltimore City Police are investigating a brawl involving teenagers at a local 7-Eleven.
A father says he and his six-year-old daughter were caught in the middle of the fight between high school students. It happened at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the 7-Eleven on Liberty Heights Avenue near Mondawmin Mall.
Officers say they are taking this investigation seriously, but the man who was attacked says it didn't appear that way at first. Police picked up surveillance video from the 7-Eleven late Thursday afternoon after Fox45 started asking questions.
"When I think about the potential, what could have happened, it's very alarming," Anthony Japzon says.
The dents and dings all over his car are from high school students, he says, adding, "It was at least 20. Four or five of them that had Douglass t-shirts on."
The father says he and his six-year-old daughter came to the 7-Eleven for a slurpee Wednesday. When he pulled into the parking lot, he saw the teens and fight break out.
"Within 10 or 15 seconds of me getting my daughter out that's when it moved over," near him he says.
When he tried to leave, Japzon says his car became the target.
"To have them bashing your car and kicking your car... I'm thankful nothing happened physically," he says.
The 7-Eleven is right across the street from Mondawmin Mall, the epicenter of the riots. Japzon says police responded quickly to the call for help.
"I did ask them about the two cameras in front of the 7-Eleven, they didn't seem to be interested in that. Told me to get my car fixed with my insurance company."
A worker with 7-Eleven told us police picked it up late Thursday afternoon after Fox45 started asking questions.
Japzon fears unless something changes, something similar will happen again. He's changing his behavior.
"I don't think I'll come back to this 7-Eleven," he says.
Japzon says no one at the store intervened in the fight. The store manager told us employee safety is a concern, and they're told to stay inside if there's trouble.
FOX45 reached out to Baltimore City Public Schools police about the incident. They aren't investigating, saying Baltimore police will handle this case.