DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Deputies say they are closer to identifying and arresting two girls who tried to steal lottery tickets, then fought with a clerk.
Tips poured into the Terrell County Sheriff's Office after surveillance video revealed how the fight took place.
Authorities said they are confident that they are on the right track, and the video is proof that store clerks need to be on the lookout for anyone to be a potential threat.
The video shows a teen girl punched and bit store clerk Patel Yatin for more than five minutes, after trying to walk out with an armful of lottery tickets.
"We've had numerous calls that has given the identities to some of the people," said Deputy Anthony Roberts. "We want to thank everybody that's called and that's gave us information. If anybody else has got any more information, please call."
The startling surveillance video from the ABC Package store has customers like Tina Marcus shocked.
Deputies said two girls came to the store on Highway 520 around 1 a.m. Tuesday. One violent teen tried to leave after grabbing lottery tickets, that officials note would have been worthless.
"Until they're activated, lottery tickets are no good," said Deputy Roberts.
Like many other others who watched the video, Tina Marcus couldn't believe a teenage girl was this violent, and that Yatin didn't fight back.
"Maybe they should get security out here. That would be a good thing. Like maybe a police, well this is the county so maybe a sheriff or something can sit out here," Marcus said.
Store employees said they normally lock the door at night and only let in customers they know or that they think don't pose a threat.
"Pay attention to anybody that walks into the store. Look them up and down. Talk to them, try to feel your way through it, because you never know who it's going to be," Roberts said.
In the end of the video, see the teen's boyfriend came in, and they all eventually left the store empty-handed.
Both girls face robbery and battery charges.
Anyone who can help identify the teens are asked to call the Terrell County Sheriff's Office.