He Berated Shoppers at Costco for a Face Mask Comment. Now, Repercussions

Andrew Cummings
July 10, 2020

A man in his 40s has been sacked from his job following a video of him throwing tirades at an elderly woman who asked him to wear masks and maintain social distance went viral on Twitter.

"You're harassing me?" the man says as he clenches his fists, to which the other man replies, "I'm not harassing you, you're coming close to me".

Corben said he shared the video in the hopes of encouraging people to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. In the video, we hear the man screaming at the woman and a man who is filming the incident: "I feel threatened!"

Maples starts advancing toward the camera while continuing to scream, "Back off!"

Corben said the man was escorted by Costco employees out of the store, located at the Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers. "Back the fuck up, put your fucking phone down". She seems to call him Dan. Twitter sleuths promptly identified him as Daniel Maples, a Florida man and an insurance agent at Ted Todd Insurance.

More than 3 million Americans have now tested positive for COVID-19, making the US the pandemic's global epicenter.

One of the targeted customers is giving due credit to the Costco authority who "escorted him out and made me wait inside and monitored him until he left and then they sent someone with me to the vehicle to make sure I'm okay".

Ted Todd Insurance CEO Charley Todd took to Twitter Tuesday as well to clear the air, writing, "He absolutely does not represent our values and no longer works at our agency".

"Thank you to everyone for their comments and messages raising awareness about a former employee at Ted Todd Insurance", read a statement issued by Ted Todd Insurance this week.

They said the behavior is in direct conflict with the company values.

Bowden said the shouting was directed toward a man who stepped in after an elderly woman asked the man in the red shirt to put on a mask. Not to mention he's breaking the rules, as Costco has required customers to wear masks since May.

"Threatening behaviour and intimidation go against our core mission to be trusted advisors in our community".

Florida, where cases have been recently began spiking again, has had more than 214,000 confirmed cases more than 3,800 deaths blamed on the outbreak.

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