Iceland staff shove elderly customer out of store as coronavirus panic buyers’ tempers boil over – The Sun

A FRUSTRATED Iceland worker lashed out at an elderly customer as coronavirus panic-buying chaos grips supermarkets across the country.

In footage filmed on Wednesday, several workers at the supermarket's story in Ilford, east London, could be heard having a loud argument with the male.

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Nearby, customers are seen stockpiling toilet paper onto the belt at the checkouts of the store.

The older man appears to be holding up the queue on the other side of the cashier.

Frustrated staff can be repeatedly heard telling the older customer to leave the store, saying: “Get out! Get out!”.

However, the elderly customer accuses the male staff member of pushing him before shouting: “You pushed me! You pushed me!”

But then a female employee suddenly intervenes and tries to push the elderly man out of the store on the back of his shoulder.

The stubborn customer then turns around to face her and the pair start slapping and hitting each other away.

At this point, the male Iceland staff member grabs the elderly customer by the neck of his clothes and savagely pushes him out of the store.

The man pleads “I’m going now! I’m going now!” as the male employee manhandles him out of the store.

It is unknown why the argument erupted between the elderly customer and staff.

The clip comes amid wide-spread panic-buying and stockpiling after the rapid spread of coronavirus across the country.

It is unknown who filmed the footage however the clip has been widely shared online today.

Infuriated users on social media sided with the older customer, criticising the Iceland staff for using violence the elderly.

One user wrote: “This is not the time for Iceland staff to be assaulting elderly customers! We are in a national crisis and older people are struggling the most”.

Another individual exclaimed: “Disgusting behaviour!… Unacceptable to push any old man” – whilst another user said “I’m sorry but both staff members need to lose their jobs”.


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