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Florida Man Screams “I Feel Threatened” At Elderly Woman Who Asked Him To Wear A Mask In Costco

July 7, 2020, 10:17 am


Another individual had to be kicked out of a Costco after he refused to wear a mask, but not before he threatened an elderly woman. Video posted by documentary film director Billy Corben shows a man in a shirt with an image of the U.S. and “running the world since 1776” on it aggressively advancing on the video-taker while shouting “I feel threatened” and “back up.”

The individual taking the video reportedly came to the defense of an elderly woman who asked the young man to wear a mask, which many Costco stores require for people to shop there already. The video starts with the man saying “you’re harassing me” either to the individual taking the video or someone else defending the old lady.

“I’m not harassing you,” the individual says as the audio starts to cut out and the imperialism fan starts to approach. “You’re coming close to me.”

“I feel threatened!” the maskless man shouts as he advances. “Back up! Threaten me again! Back the f*** up or your f***ing phone down!”

According to Corben, Costco employees escorted the man out of the store and took care of the other customers.

“To give Costco the credit, they escorted him out and made me wait inside and monitored him until he left and then they send someone with me to the care to make sure I’m okay,” said one customer. Corben also tagged a local professor in the video tweet.

The video has gained over 5.5 million views since Corben posted it late Monday. Though the situation played out without escalating to physical violence, multiple commenters believe he was likely carrying a gun and was ready to use Florida’s notorious “Stand Your Ground” law as a defense.

Others are calling on Costco to revoke the man’s membership and are generally tired of people like this.

Many on Twitter are also reporting that the man has been identified and fired from his job at a local Allstate insurance office. His boss, Charley Todd, tweeted that Allstate will be releasing a statement on his dismissal soon.

Don’t threaten old ladies, maybe?.

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*First Published: July 7, 2020, 10:17 am