California police are searching for two suspects who dragged a single mom across a gas station and brutally beat her, as reported by CBS Los Angeles.
The attacking duo, who were both women, also stole victim Tenicia Bennet’s wallet, phone and even her rent money, authorities have indicated.
Bennet, a driver for the ride-sharing service Lyft, had just dropped off a customer and pulled into a gas station when the attack suddenly began. A witness caught the whole thing on video and it shows two women jumping out of a nearby car and dragging Bennet by her hair across the gas station. They can be seen punching her and also hurling insults at the single mom.
Additionally, the videos shows the two suspects threatening other customers who tried to intervene.
Bennet spoke to a reporter about the gruesome incident, which left her injured and in a neck brace.
“Thank God they didn’t stop me to the point that I died,” she said. “I just would never have thought that I would experience something like that.”
She also said that she cannot bring herself to watch the video of the attack.
“I can’t watch it, no. I can’t watch it — see myself being dragged across a gas station for no reason,” she said.
Lyft has provided a statement on the episode.
“There is no place for such violence in our society,” it reads. “Our thoughts are with Tenicia as she recovers from this terrible ordeal. We stand ready to assist law enforcement.”
Bennet now says she will no longer carry on as a Lyft driver as she doesn’t feel safe. The LAPD has been able to trace the car’s license plate and investigators have a lead on the suspects.
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