Two Men Admit Beating Up Sunoco Employee Over Fake $100 Bill
Two 19-year-olds were given two-year probation sentences, a $300 fine and 36 hours of community service after pleaded guilty to simple assault.
Last May it was reported that a group of men entered the Valley Sunoco and got into a physical altercation with an employee after the employee figured out the men were trying to pass off a $100 counterfeit bill.
One of the men attempted to pay for $30 worth of gas, but once the employee told the man the bill was fake, a shoving match ensued with another employee of Sunoco and the employee was hit in the face. The argument started when the customer asked for his $100 bill back, according to the criminal complaint.
According to a Phillyburbs.com story, two of the men, both 19, pleaded guilty to simple assault last Friday in Montgomery County Court. They were handed two-year probation sentences, a $300 fine and 36 hours of community service.
Three men entered the gas station at the time of the crime, and one was apprehended by police that same day. The two others fled on foot.
"We've seen stuff like this before," one employee said at the time of the incident. "People get excited, and there was a little pushing and shoving. That was it."
The employee suffered a cut to his lip and swelling on his face. He declined medical attention.