A man at was filmed Monday yelling and threatening shoppers at a Costco in Fort Myers, Florida, after an elderly woman asked him why he wasn’t wearing a mask.
He was wearing a telling t-shirt message with a clue as to his political bent,
“Running the world since 1776”
He balls his fists, putffs his chest, while walking toward the person filming, screaming,
“I feel threatened!”
The person filming replies,
“I’m not harassing you, you’re coming close to me.”
The man then says,
“Back up! Threaten me again! Back the fuck up, put your fucking phone down.”
The person filming stops at this point. The man was “escorted out of the store” by Costco staff, according to the person who posted the video to Twitter.
‘To give Costco the credit, they escorted him out and made me wait inside and monitored him until he left and then they sent someone with me to the car to make sure I’m okay.'”
Some social media speculated that the man yelling he was “threatened” despite being the aggressor, is an attempt to pre-emptively invoke Florida’s Stand Your Ground law which allows the use of deadly force if one is threatened or attacked in public.
In his defense an elderly woman with a phone IS super-scary. Um, not sure of his name, but what’s the male version of Karen? Ken? Kevin?
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 #BecauseFlorida (via @profjaffar) pic.twitter.com/PDOvi33qHK— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) July 7, 2020
(via Boing Boing)