Grocery store mask confrontation turns violent
Video shows chaos erupt after a Yoke's grocery store employee confronts a customer who refuses to wear a mask, with violence spilling over into the store's parking lot.
the man in this now viral video who asked us to only use his first name. Scott says he shops without a mascot. This yolks all the time. This particular trip to buy energy drinks took a turn. One of their employees came up to me and very loudly asked me if I had a medical condition. And e. I don't need to tell you if I have a medical condition, but I'm exempt from wearing masks, he says. That conversation led to this tense moment. E e don't have to tell you about my yoke store policy says masks are required in their stores. We see the employees stand toe to toe with Scott and eventually tell him to get out of the store. Scott tries one more time to get his energy drinks. You then bring it to me outside. I'll pay for it. You bring it to me outside. I gave you two options. I'm not going to accommodate that kind of behavior. But Scott told us this is the real turning point when another customer hits him with their cart. Scott told us he flipped that customers card over his video cuts off there, but witness Michael Luna recorded this video of people yelling as the Yolks employees escort Scott out of the store. We ultimately see that store employees fall backward to the ground, and here's someone yell, Don't push him, Dude. Luna's next video shows the employee throws Scott's own flip flop at him and hit him square in the head. In retrospect, I wish I hadn't argued with him. Um, you know, I wasn't trying to do anything violent to anybody. I didn't threaten anybody. E just wanted toe get away from them yokes released a statement on Facebook, saying, Quote, we have been made aware of the event that took place a Friday evening at our north Foothills location. It is important to us that we create a safe place for our guests and our associates. We're in the process of collecting information and speaking with those involved so we can understand exactly what happened before we take appropriate action reporting in the newsroom. Noel Lashley, Back to you