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7-Eleven Clerks Beat Up Attempted Robber (2023)

November 15, 2023 Just Curious Media Episode 69
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That's A Crime
Episode 69: 7-Eleven Clerks Beat Up Attempted Robber (2023)

Jason Connell and Sal Rodriguez break down the true crime story of 7-Eleven Clerks Beat Up Attempted Robber in 2023. On July 29, 2023, 42-year-old Tyrone Frazier threatened to shoot store employees before stealing packs of cigarettes and running out of the store in Stockton, CA. Frazier returned the following day and the clerks pounced on him as he attempted to rob the store again.

Recorded: 10-25-23
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Jason Connell:

Whoa, just curious. Welcome to Just curious media. This is that's a crime. I'm Jason Connell.

Sal Rodriguez:

And I'm Sal Rodriguez.

Jason Connell:

All right sound we are back with another crime.

Sal Rodriguez:

And our favorite. Well my favorite Cuz nobody dies. Nobody, nobody no, no fatalities. And, you know, sort of, I don't know sympathetic characters like our main person here I think is a sad case I think. Okay,

Jason Connell:

sad sad case no one dies. So sounds okay with this episode. Okay. What today Sal, we are breaking down the true crime story of 711 clerks beat up attempted robber in 2023. Nuts. I'm sure you've been to some seven elevens in the Los Angeles area. Yep. Always a great place. Sometimes, there can be an incident that goes down there. I have seen my fair share of things. Brewing things brewing outside in the parking lot. Not the safest place. I'm going to say that right now.

Sal Rodriguez:

One time Jason, a buddy of mine and I about 10 years ago, went to 711 walked in. And as we're walking in, a guy's walking out and he was had to grab the fire extinguisher and fire extinguish the entire place. There was no fire mines, no fire, yet white powder coming out. There was white powder all over the entire store. And this guy and I'm assuming he wasn't a clerk? No, no, this was some like some guy like this guy. You know, just some guys shouldn't be doing those things. Wow,

Jason Connell:

that is a crime. So if you had some more details we could put it on. That's a crime.

Sal Rodriguez:

It was a crime. Well,

Jason Connell:

let's jump into this crime. It's more recent because on July 29 2023, in Stockton, California, 42 year old Tyrone Frazier was allegedly involved in a dramatic encounter at a 711 convenience store. Apparently, Frazier had come into the store the prior day, and threatened store employees hinting at shooting them before stealing packs of cigarettes and running out of the store. So Sal, upon his return to the scene of the crime, as you know, a lot of criminals cannot help themselves, they are drawn back to the scene of a crime. So what is it with that? What is that fascination? I don't know, if people really want to get caught? Do they just kind of want to get caught? Is that what's going on? Jason,

Sal Rodriguez:

the closest example I can give is when I leave a job, let's say when I used to work at the gym, let's say would leave the gym move on either quit or get fired. I wouldn't you know, I would not go back to the gym for like 10 years, it would there would be literally like a 10 year gap. And then maybe 10 years later, I would go back and go oh, I used to work here you know, but I would let this long period of time go by I wouldn't I wanted nothing to do with and you

Jason Connell:

didn't even commit a crime.

Sal Rodriguez:

I didn't know no crimes were committed yet. I don't I don't want to be a part of this place.

Jason Connell:

So yeah, this this of not having to use Alberto Rodriguez would not be caught at the scene of the crime. 10 years later, maybe maybe 10. So, Fraser comes back in the next day and the 711 employees, the clerks if you will, are ready for him. Because this time he comes in so not remembering He attempted or at least threatened to kill these guys. And now he's stealing food and the clerk's go in to action. So and there is a video a viral video, but we'll hold on for a second because it's the confrontation ensues. One employee managed to tackle Frasier and hold him to the ground while another so they're a tandem here a little tag team the other would grab a wooden what appeared to be broom handle and strike him repeatedly on his feet legs and rear end. Yeah, this is a beat down south and Jason

Sal Rodriguez:

but Jason at the top of the of our show, that's why I said I kind of felt sorry for this guy because even though he commits a crime, I kind of feel sorry for seeing some guy getting beaten now. He was almost I would say the beaten that was inflicted on him was almost like a spanking almost. So it wasn't like they were like, they were not hitting it hitting him on the head. I don't think he was bleeding from anywhere. But they were just almost the equivalent of a public flogging like they do in some of these other countries if you spit gum out.

Jason Connell:

That's correct. Because if you saw the video there is a video it was tough to play. It's more news reel talking and just a couple little clips because someone else had a cell phone and they're trying to get this so it's not what you're imagining like you know wouldn't handle I'm hitting someone upside their you know their legs and their feet. No, it was like slow moving embarrassment like your pride is being embarrassed you know or shattered And this guy is not putting up the best fight. In fact, so how in the video you can actually hear another customer commenting on things as it's developing as these blows are happening, and what did they say? Yeah,

Sal Rodriguez:

you can hear this other voice now. I wasn't certain if it was the person who is holding the camera and actually, the video could be Yeah, it could have been or another bystander because it's an Off camera voice. Yeah, as would be said, but you hear this this voice say that's called whipping up. So people were rooting on actually putting on the the workers as they're doing this. Because you know what? These aren't like badass workers. These aren't like MMA. Employees. These are like, like very much like regular dude clerks doing this. Exactly.

Jason Connell:

And then like, slow moving shots. mortise like, stay out of here. Don't you do this? You know, holding them down. It's not like, bam, bam, bam, hey, lay off. You might kill this guy. It's not that it's not that at all. And then we actually hear Frazier finally giving up the fight.

Sal Rodriguez:

No, that was weird. Because yeah, he was. Well, the words that he says he says, Okay, I'm done. So like, he wasn't done a few seconds earlier. Yeah. But now he's done. I

Jason Connell:

guess maybe he's done resisting. And he's like, I've had enough Oh, could have been

Sal Rodriguez:

done resistant. I thought, I'm gonna like I'm done being beaten is what I'm trying

Jason Connell:

to get to the hospital. I'm done. Well, he's done. And then somehow, because it's not that bad. Fraser manages to flee the scene before the police arrived. So they probably let him up. Okay, he's had enough he's learned his lesson. He's not going to come in here anymore and threaten us. Still cigarettes, still sandwiches, he's grabbing all sorts of stuff. He's learned his lesson. And he flees. So again, he's not, you know, impaled. He's not like unconscious, nothing like that. But later, because he got away before the police arrived later, he was found by authorities, because they responded to a separate call in the area about a man complaining of leg pain from an apparent beating with a stick. Yeah. So you know, Colombo team out here putting it together in a second, we just heard about this the guy at 711. Now, however, due to the lack of evidence connecting him to the 711, incident, Fraser wasn't arrested until August 7, after the video robbery went viral, because it did indeed go viral. This was a chance to see the establishment stand up for themselves. And a lot of the seven elevens are owned by these employees, or sometimes they are, so they have more skin in the game. You know, we've done these like Flash roms recently, where they come in, and employees just like, hey, take what you will take what you want. But they're not. It's not their merchandise.

Sal Rodriguez:

Sure. And they're not related to the owner. They're not like, cousin relatives, they're not

Jason Connell:

the owner are related to the owner. So these guys probably like enough's enough, you know, they're gonna stand up for, you know, their place. So as for the 711 clerks, they initially faced potential assault charges as a result of their response. And that's interesting. So you're defending your territory, you've been threatened by getting shot potentially being shot. And you retaliate. And you could have faced assault charges? I don't know. I mean, if they kept going, I just don't know where that line is. And if he doesn't have a weapon? I don't know. But that just seems kind of like, is it you can't take it too far. Or you can't defend your property at all. I just don't know how that ever would have come into play thoughts.

Sal Rodriguez:

Well, there are all these gray areas. And that's where the attorneys do their their magic, right is delineation of what you did was over the line, what you did was uncalled for unnecessary, whatever it may be, yeah, you hit them 10 times instead of only two times, you know, yeah, they're all these these gray areas. But in this instance, though, it did seem like they were just trying to sort of maybe punish him and get rid of him. They were not trying to to inflict irreparable damage. They were not trying to knock them out. They weren't they weren't trying to make them bleed. You know, they, they it looked like they were giving them a punishment, because a lot of the comments and some of the on some of the video links, a lot of the comments. Were very much rooting on the workers. And yeah, that's right. Go for a justice is served. I remember one of the comments that justice is served. Yeah, this is one of these instances of what we talked about on the show before vigilante ism, taking the law into your own hands. And what does that mean for these people? Capturing the guy removing the stolen goods, giving him a little beat down and then letting them go is what they did? Right.

Jason Connell:

They did let him go. I mean, he got out of them, but I'm sure they could have just stayed on top of him and they didn't do I agree. So whatever the potential was of that it didn't happen, because San Joaquin County District Attorney said the employees will not be charged. It's good. I feel the same. You know, they didn't take it too far. I hope that Fraser stays away. But as for Frasier further investigations linked him to other crimes in the area, including robberies, previous robberies that had gone unreported. Wow. It's all linking up to Tyrone Fraser as he now faces the following charges,

Sal Rodriguez:

two counts of robbery, attempted robbery, criminal threats, commercial burglary and vandalism. Whew. That's an that's a healthy

Jason Connell:

record there. Wow.

Sal Rodriguez:

Commercial burglary. Okay. Residential 11. Okay. Yeah.

Jason Connell:

Yeah. So he's facing these. Not sure where things stand now. We're into October, but I'm assuming he'll be found guilty on some there is video evidence of one in particular at least a beat down? And yeah, not a good thing. Tyrone, I probably would take this opportunity to deviate from the path that you're on. Because it's not working and winding up on that's a crime. But he'll probably be facing some jail time, Sal, I would say,

Sal Rodriguez:

you know, Jason, there are these, I would say decades or moments in one's lifetime. Where I think there's still opportunity. I do think he's 42 I will not put it past a 42 year old to be able to change their life. Sure. I think it would be unlikely that a 42 year old would turn their life around. But I do believe it's possible. I do believe people can change. I do have some hope for Tyrone Frazier. I hope he's okay. I hope he gets his medical treatment. I hope he serves his time. I hope the employees are okay. I hope they're not traumatized and have PTSD. hope everybody's okay after after all this. And I'm glad no one was fatally injured.

Jason Connell:

I totally agree. Yeah, could have been a much worse situation. It was an it's a lighter crime. And it also goes to show that you could just be at a 711 and chaos can break out as you have seen in the past. So be careful out there. As I warn people, this is more of the everyday crime, but a crime nonetheless, because we cover all things on that's a crime from a misdemeanor

Sal Rodriguez:

to a murder. Jason I just want to mention that I do feel kind of bad for for the names 711 Because I think 711 can get a bad rap with stories like this. Sure. Overall, I enjoy 711 Overall, I love me a good Coke, Slurpee. love a good coke machines. And I will tell you this, if the machines working like the McDonald's shake machine, I used to tell single female friends who would say where do I go to meet a guy I would say go to 711 I used to call it the single guy store. We used to tell single women go to 711. I noticed today though, I will see more women and 711 I will actually see out or maybe like 7030 70% Men 30% women, whereas it used to be like 9010 90% Men 10% women, so more generally, generally a gender mixed place.

Jason Connell:

Well, one thing I've noticed as we wrap this crime up, is it seven elevens they've always got some hanger outs, if you will. All right, it attracts, like, let me get the door for you. And I'll be waiting here for a tip on the way out cancer. There's that element. And they you know, I get it homeless have to go somewhere in Los Angeles, I saw it even more than I've seen it elsewhere in the country. But seven elevens are very similar throughout entire United States. So there's that element. And it can definitely breed that kind of dirty factor that I gotta keep my eye open here. In Oklahoma. There's something called Kwik Trip. And Kwik Trip is like high end, seven elevens right to the next level convenience stores that are like they're so well run sound that police hang out there, they get free drinks, it runs more like a mini grocery store. So that set the bar for me it kind of phased out seven elevens in Tulsa anyway. So I would go in there and just saying you phased out seven. I did and a lot of places because these quick trips have come in. It's like they've got great gas, they have great prices, it's clean. They don't even allow that element anywhere near so it's more of like the safe haven like a little like a nice grocery store. And just so that I forget when I moved to LA as I oh yeah, there's the seven elevens I don't mind they're a bit grimy. I don't but that element and factor is there it is real. And I even read they can't chase off any vagrants or people on their property like legally they have a right to be on this public parking lot. So what they started doing several years ago, so it's piping loud music and this is outside I would come into a 711 Go who's playing that classical music or who was like yeah, it was classical jazz and they just did it to deter people from setting up shop right out front wanting to clean car windows, you know not really being asked or opening the door for people so I bet that was how they do it. So it's funny how some establishments have to tiptoe around that. And others like quick jump It's like that elements not welcome here. So maybe it's just where it is in the country. But it is interesting to me. But as I read this crime, it did not surprise me. It was at a 711. And it was late, late into the night. Like he came in at like, 3am the night before. And this incident happened close to 1am. Not a shocker. In fact, it might behoove places just to close up, like we close at 10 and will be open at 10. You know what I mean? Like, not how much business is happening from midnight to 5am? Probably not a lot. And there's probably a lot more incidences like this. I'm just saying, I

Sal Rodriguez:

have speculated on this in the past, Jason, these places that are open 24 hours, whether it be a convenience mart or a gym, 24 Hour Fitness 24 hours I'm not certain about today, but for a while they were Yeah. How much money are they earning during that portion of time to justify not only the expense, but the potential hazards with liability so late? Yeah, yeah, I don't I would not want my business open. Probably beyond nine o'clock. Yeah,

Jason Connell:

you think you're asking for trouble? And I'm not trying to talk like an old prude or, or John Lithgow and Footloose, you know, as the preacher like, let's no dancing. No, I'm just saying, there's not a lot of upside. And when I'm traveling across the country, and you need gas, it's like, Hey, man, there's a lot of closed down. Because the, you know, the volume, I'm going to a small town to get gas, someone's open. And sometimes now you go to these little places, and you can't even go in, but you can get gas, they'll let you buy the gas or, or pay through a little thing. I don't mind that element. And if that's my establishment, I'm just taking it out of play late at night, things happen. You know, they always said that to athletes, nothing good is happening at 2am. Get back to your dorm or get back to the hotel with the team. You got to game every I'm just, you know, equated it to athlete terms. But anyway, so that kind of came to mind because we didn't talk about the times until just now that this crime happened. Yeah, we could probably get a data sheets out of like, crimes at seven elevens or other convenience stores after midnight. Up until like 4am. And compared to any other time. And I'm sure it's, you know, a lot higher in those non peak hours but

Sal Rodriguez:

and I wouldn't, I wouldn't be interested in adjacent. For those of you outside of California may may take for granted Circle K Circle K is new in Los Angeles, I believe possibly you knew we're in California, because I know we only started seeing a few circle K's pop up in LA recently in recent years. So I'm gonna see how those stack up as far as crime how much crime is going to be happening at Circle K as opposed to seven elevens or am PMS. Well,

Jason Connell:

so you're talking about Circle K strange things are amiss at Circle K. That goes back to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 comedy, and that was filmed in California. So circle K's have been there since the 80s. Brother, but it wasn't in Los Angeles. They were wasn't in San Bernardino, which you know, nearby. So we had several Right, yeah, we had circle ks and tell us as well, but again, they were devastated by Kwik Trip. So

Sal Rodriguez:

I got to check out Kwik Trip but there's nothing in Los Angeles Kwik Trip. Now

Jason Connell:

they will take over the West Coast. I've always said this. They're like in Arizona and Texas, but their headquarters, Oklahoma. Tulsa, Oklahoma is like the training facility for the whole country.

Sal Rodriguez:

I'm gonna check it out.

Jason Connell:

Get you a job there, buddy. Well, that covers the True Crime Story of the 711 clerks beat up attempted robbery in 2023. A lot of fun. So it even brought up a second discussion about just the safety of convenience stores and the hours that they should be operating. But now comes a new favorite segment of that's a crime and that is the spotlight the Spotlight series. It's a whole new arena that we've created so many episodes ago. But we go back in the archives and our library and pull a crime out from the past and talk about it brush it off and remind people it's worth listening to for the first time or revisiting and today I have chosen episode 30 man arrested three times in one day, and 2022 Now just to be clear, it was not Tyrone Fraser from this last crime. This definitely was not him. It wasn't California, but it was James LinkedIn of Glendale, California near you. I used to live near Orlando. I used to live in England at one point in time. But he was arrested three times in one day and it was Super Bowl Sunday, February 13 2022. While the Rams were winning the Super Bowl cross town. He was getting arrested for the second or third time, a classic crime. So I

Sal Rodriguez:

would imagine if you were a police officer responding to something during Superbowl Sunday, you probably be upset that something's taking you away from the game some stupid stuff taking you away from the land

Jason Connell:

and I just arrested him a few hours ago.

Sal Rodriguez:

I arrested in first quarter now for

Jason Connell:

this Come on, just get in the game came down to the last play of the game. This lane is killing me. A classic crime. I had to pair these together. They were kind of silly, silly crimes guys not thinking it through, you know, obviously, Tyrone knew should have known I should say should have known not to go back to the 711. Net. He was provoking the clerks that night before bad things are gonna happen if you do. And they did. And James kept getting out on bail are released and he kept finding himself behind bars. I don't know if he just wanted to mill on a bed. I don't know. But he was arrested three times in one day. Check it out. It's true. These are true crimes on that's a crime and not ones well worth your time.

Sal Rodriguez:

Yeah, and we don't even do we remember what he got arrested for? They

Jason Connell:

were silly, like breaking in an apartment. And remember he Yeah. What are you doing in here? Hmm. It was just just,

Sal Rodriguez:

it wasn't like any it wasn't any felonies? I don't think it was it was like, Yeah, odd ball oddball crimes and to

Jason Connell:

stack them in one day. He just went for it.

Sal Rodriguez:

I gotta hand it to him. I hope he's okay to man. He's okay.

Jason Connell:

These guys are Trump. He's doing his own record.

Sal Rodriguez:

Since then, we may need to update he may he may have. You know what, now that you mentioned it. I don't know if anybody paid attention to the Guinness Book of World Records is really blowing up right now. I've been a big fan my whole life.

Jason Connell:

But right now, you could consider it a bit obscure though, isn't it? Well,

Sal Rodriguez:

yeah, that's true. But this could be one of them. You know, most arrests in a day, we'd have to look at that. How

Jason Connell:

many hours of podcasting can you do in a row? I've been podcasting for three straight weeks. Yeah, they just weren't doing that thing. Now. These are records that shouldn't be broken and shouldn't even be attempted. But that's a whole other discussion. Well,

Sal Rodriguez:

I want to see if James legging it goes for most of the rest of the day. I'm rooting for him. There

Jason Connell:

you go. We recorded that back on February 18 2022. Plenty of time for James to stir up more trouble in Glendale. That's for sure. So thank you so much for listening. And please be sure to subscribe to the that's a crime podcast and the that's a crime YouTube channel. You can also really help us by giving the show a five star rating on Apple podcast.

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