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5-foot man upset over being called 'short' on dating apps abuses female staff at bagel shop, gets tackled to the ground

The unidentified Bagel Boss customer, in a video that was shot by Diana Reyes, was seen screaming at Bagel Boss East in Bay Shore, New York
UPDATED JUL 11, 2019

A man went on a bizarre rant at a bagel shop in Long Island on Wednesday, July 10, that ended with him being tackled to the ground by another customer.

The unidentified Bagel Boss customer, in a video that was shot by 18-year-old Diana Reyes, was seen screaming at everyone at Bagel Boss East in Bay Shore, New York. He claimed that women on dating sites had called him short and he seemed very irritated by it. 

"Why is it OK for women to say, 'Oh you’re 5 feet' on dating sites—you should be dead. That's OK?" he shouted at the store adding, "Everywhere I go, I get the same f–king smirk with the biting lip".

He seemed to have gotten triggered after he thought a server smiled mockingly at him.


Patty, the manager of the bagel shop, told The New York Post, that he just went nuts.

"This is crazy but the man was very upset he was short; he went off on the women about dating sites. He just went totally nuts. He said 'why are you smiling at me?'," she said. "He started saying it's because I’m short and nobody wants me."

He didn't pay for his order either — a whole wheat bagel with one egg white and Swiss cheese.

Reyes, who was there with a friend, said, "My friend was like 'She’s just trying to do her job, leave her alone'," but, instead of calming down, he erupted into a string of mean comments. "It was insane. I personally never have heard anyone say that but to be there in person, it's insane to see that someone has that mind process. God forbid anything happened."

The video also showed two customers trying to calm him down but he kept going at them saying, "Shut your mouth. You are not God or my father or my boss. Dude, do you want to step outside?”

He then asks another man to fight him if he could and promptly gets tackled to the ground before the video ends.

"I just wanted bagels," said the woman behind the camera as the two men brawled.

Workers at the Bagel Boss said the tackler was their hero. "If he didn't tackle him, it would've gone on and on."

Suffolk County cops have said that there was no charges filed and no injuries. 

The video, meanwhile, attracted the attention of Chrissy Teigen as well as Showtime creator Brian Koppelman. "Do bagel boss-esque situations/fights happen often??? I need to witness one of these in person. this could be the thing that drags me out of my house," Chrissy wrote, "where do I need to post up with my camping chair??" While Brian tweeted, "We need an oral history of the Brawl At Bagel Boss."