Video Shows Woman Throwing Shoe Boxes At Employee When Asked To Wear Mask
A woman who threw a tantrum over a store's face mask policy was captured on video violently launching boxes of shoes at an employee.
The incident took place in a Skechers shop in Oklahoma City and was reported on 8 July. Police were called to the incident and were told a woman had entered the store without a face mask and was asked several times by employees to wear one.
Fox25 reported the employee pointed out that the front door of the shop has a sign which states that masks must be worn to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
The woman ignored this request and continued to shop, but when she walked over to the counter desk, the employee suggested she should go to a nearby shop to purchase a mask, then come back to buy the shoes she had chosen.
The employee said the woman became angry at the suggestion and started to throw shoe boxes at the employee before storming out of the store.
Another employee, Myah Joycelynn, filmed the incident and posted it to Facebook.
She wrote: "So this happened at work today... stupid Karens.
"All we wanted was for her to wear a mask."
She added: "I hope this lady is embarrassed of herself and her actions."
Police could identify the customer after the assault because in the heat of the moment, she left her purse on the counter which contained her identification.
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It's not known whether she was charged.
On 7 July, Oklahoma saw its highest daily increase of coronavirus cases yet, with 858 confirmed cases in the state.
Officials have issued executive orders to require restaurant and bar staff to wear masks while working.
There has been some resistance to wearing masks by members of the public, with reports regularly emerging of people getting angry when challenged.
Yesterday it was reported that a woman who was refused treatment at a dentist because she wouldn't wear a mask threatened to sue the practice.
She was filmed by a patient from the waiting room and can be seen loudly refusing to wear a mask.
She tells the member of staff: "You're going to work on my teeth, not my nose. I don't wear a mask to have my teeth cleaned."
One thing led to another and the woman threatened legal action.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Myah Joycelynn
Topics: US News