Three security guards at a mall in Georgia have been suspended without pay after being caught on camera repeatedly punching a teenager over the weekend.
The guards, who work at the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia, Georgia, allege that they had instructed the teenage boy and his friends to leave the mall because they were “unaccompanied minors,” according to a WXIA-TV report.
A teenage witness claims to have seen one of the guards throw the first punch after insulting one of the minors — prompting the witness to record the fight on her cell phone.
Watch a full report on the altercation below:
The mall released a statement Monday announcing the termination of those involved:
The Mall at Stonecrest and Securitas … is currently working with the DeKalb Police Department while this incident is under investigation. The security officers have been suspended without pay and will no longer work on site at the shopping center.