Hot Cheetos confrontation caught on camera

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 16:34:26-04

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (KTXL/CNN) - Video of a confrontation at a California convenience store is going viral.

Witnesses say it all began when a man and woman tried to walk out of the store with snacks they didn't pay for, and the Hot Cheetos went flying.

The last and most violent moments of a strong-arm robbery were replayed on the convenience store security monitors.

Store clerk Wyatt Bennett said that it all started Tuesday when the man and woman in the video were hauled out for allegedly shoplifting from the store.

"And then her boyfriend got pretty upset at that part so he started knocking down some of the stuff from the front," he said. 

Bennett's on the phone with police as the couple hit and push him and the other store clerk trying to stop the two from walking out with food they didn't pay for. 

Meanwhile, a customer sitting outside in her car captures this now viral video on her phone.

Georgia Peterson watches, appalled as the chaos continues.

"She went to hit the clerk with the bag of chips," he said. "They blew up everywhere. And then because she lost a couple bags of chips she turned around and got some more."

Then another man and woman join in.

The man is a customer trying to help, but the woman didn't appear to be doing so.

"She walked in, ugh, shoved me," Bennett said. "'Don't touch my sister!' That's what I heard."

The witness, Georgia Peterson, said: "She used her body and just like bulldozed."

Here's the part that's sending the internet into a frenzy.

That woman heads straight for Georgia Peterson.

But instead of her phone, Peterson says she gave her a 7.5 million-volt threat.

"I just grabbed my Taser and I was like ok...," Peterson said. 

No one was left seriously hurt, but the victims are left in wonder of the senselessness of it all.

"Over Hot Cheetos... are they really that delicious?"  Peterson said.

Police are seeking the unidentified male and two unidentified females seen in the video.

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