Burger King customer called 'ass****' by another for arguing with staff over mask policy in viral TikTok video
The customer on being denied service for not wearing a mask allegedly told the employee that 'you don’t tell a citizen to wear a mask!'
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: A Burger King customer was reportedly confronted another after he allegedly argued with a staff member of the restaurant over its face mask policy. The incident reportedly happened last Thursday, October 8, in San Diego, which was caught on camera and shared on TikTok by Barbara Jean Delacruz.
According to reports, the male customer was having a heated exchange of words with the female worker of the restaurant. The TikTok post description said, “He told her (the employee) you don’t tell a citizen to wear a mask!” However, it was not clear what exactly the staff member told him. The customer was without any face covering and it seemed the employee denied him the food and walked away, appearing to be angry. At that point, the woman who filmed the video then said, “It has nothing to do with her citizenship, a------.”
The footage has been viewed over 1.4 million times ever since it was uploaded.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic has hit most parts of the world, a number of mask and social distancing related incidents have happened. In another case, a woman was caught on camera as she smashed two shelves of wine after she was asked to follow new rules amid the pandemic. Reports stated that the incident happened in May but the video went viral in September in which the unidentified shopper was seen inside the Co-op store on Lingfield High Street, Surrey. When the woman was told to follow the one-way system to help stop the further spread of Covid-19, she became furious and started “punching and kicking”. Describing the unfortunate incident, a staff member of the store said, “One day in May at the height of lockdown, a female customer became very agitated when we asked her to follow the store’s one-way system. She got very angry and started shouting at me and my colleague who were serving customers from behind the protective till screen. She stormed up to the till screen and just flipped out, punching and kicking it before rushing over to the alcohol aisle where she started grabbing bottles of wine, sending them smashing them to the ground. Two entire shelves of glass bottles came crashing down. She then picked up a basket containing milk and eggs and threw it across the store.”
The employee also said that the customer’s behavior left her shaken and horrified. “Just last year I was actually punched in the face by a female customer because I had refused to serve her alcohol as she was clearly intoxicated. I’m still recovering from the mental strain that this has caused me. People like me are key workers, we get up every morning to serve the communities in which we live and work. It simply isn’t part of our job to be attacked and I desperately hope the government does more to help us,” she added. A Surrey Police spokeswoman said that the female customer was arrested and “given three conditional cautions for criminal damage and public order.” “A 61-year-old man from Godstone was also arrested in connection with the incident and given two community resolution orders for public order. Both of them have also been banned from entering the store,” the spokeswoman added.