Costco Customer Feels 'Threatened' When Asked to Wear a Mask

July 8, 2020

    A video of a man in Costco is making its rounds on the internet as he begins to yell at a fellow customer who asked him to wear a face mask.

    Florida-based documentary film director Billy Corben posted the clip to his Twitter, writing, "Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in 'Running the World Since 1776' shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her."

    As a voice behind the camera can be heard saying, "We are six feet away from you," the man starts to say, "I feel threatened."

    When the man behind the camera attempts to explain himself, the man begins to walk towards him, screaming, "I feel threatened! Back off!"

    The video has garnered over 7.6 million views since it was posted on Monday.

    Corben followed up with a second tweet, explaining that the incident happened at the Costco in the Gulf Coast Town Center, a shopping mall in Fort Myers. He added that Costco employees proceeded to escort the angered customer out of the store.

    "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 car to make sure I'm okay," the customer said, according to Corben.

    Last week, a similar altercation happened between a "Costco Karen" and one of the superstore's employees at another location. A woman, who attempted to enter the store maskless, threw a temper tantrum upon being asked to place her mask over her nose and mouth.

    "I am an American," the woman can be heard saying. "I have constitutional rights."

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