Dramatic video footage shows a group of women brawling with a Good Samaritan on a gas station forecourt after they allegedly stole hot dogs.
The man is said to have stepped in after another woman called the group out for their alleged theft, prompting them to turn on her.
A shocking clip of the tussle, filmed at a Speedway in Akron, Ohio, Friday, shows the women hurl trash cans and a plastic squeegee at the man, with one even picking up a gas pump and hosing him with fuel.
The woman who hosed him with gas is then seen approaching him with a pump and hose, ripped from its moorings, while brandishing it like a whip.
They flee the scene moments later after a police car approaches.
Eyewitness Carl Dancy hailed the man in the video as a hero.
He told 19 News: I know the video makes it look like he was trying to fight them, but they were actually jumping him.
They were throwing trash cans and the windshield wiper thing, and one girl ripped the gas pump off and tried to hit him with that.