Shocking moment angry customer storms Tesco supermarket, emptying shelves of crisps, popcorn and chocolate after being ‘asked to wear a mask’
- Man storms the aisles of the Tesco store in Ealing and items on the ground
- Security guard watches in horror as customers rampage in store
- Police have been called to store reports of antisocial behavior on Uxbridge Road
It’s the shocking moment an irate customer rushes down the aisle of a Tesco supermarket and throws items on the floor in front of horrified staff after being ‘asked to wear a mask’.
Footage shows the man pulling items from shelves and dropping them to the floor at a branch on Uxbridge Road in Ealing, west London, on September 22.
The angry customer continues his rampage down the candy aisle and litter the floor with crisps, chocolate and packets of popcorn, in front of worried employees.
It is understood that the customer started his tirade at the store after staff members asked him to wear a mask or leave the supermarket, The Sun reported.
The angry customer was caught on camera storming the aisle of a Tesco store on the road from Uxbridge to Ealing and throwing items on the ground in front of horrified shoppers on September 22.
During the clip, the man, who appears to be on the phone, pulls things off the shelves and throws them to the floor.
Piles of stock lay in a heap at his feet as he reached the top shelf to remove more produce.
A security guard wearing protective clothing stands by the door and stares in horror as the customer continues to empty the shelves.
As the shopper sends more and more items to the floor, the employee backs up and walks out of the store, appearing to look around.
The customer then throws some of the food under his feet and yells inaudibly as he continues to trash the aisle.
Police said they were called to the scene last month for reporting anti-social behavior and arresting a man on suspicion of criminal damage.
In a statement to the Sun, police said: ‘Officers arrested a man on suspicion of criminal damage. He was further arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm in connection with an alleged assault (minor injury) on a store staff member.
MailOnline has contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment.
A Tesco spokesperson said: ‘We are grateful to the police for their assistance following a disruption at our Tesco Express store on Uxbridge Road a few weeks ago. ”
The video has since been viewed more than 100,000 times on Twitter and Facebook, where it has confused social media users.
Piles of stock lay in piles at his feet as the man continues to throw the items on the ground
A security guard stands by the door and watches the customer continue to clear the shelves
Last month, the Prime Minister revealed that fines for not wearing face masks would rise to £ 200 and become mandatory for bar staff, store clerks, waiters and taxi passengers.
The scenes come after Ealing became London’s new Covid-19 hotspot with government data showing the Borough of West London diagnosed 144.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the week ending 9 October, overtaking Richmond-upon-Thames (137.9).
Ealing’s seven-day moving average also rose to 144.5 cases per day from 132.5 yesterday.
The figures came as Mayor Sadiq Khan said he ‘expected’ an announcement from ministers later today to confirm London will be moved ‘shortly’ to coronavirus restrictions level 2. Members were told this morning that it could be as early as midnight Friday.
Going from “medium” to “high” would see the nine million people living in the capital prohibited from mixing with other households indoors, including in pubs and restaurants.