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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:23 AM

Maskless man wields gun after getting kicked out of Arizona yogurt shop

https://ktar.com/story/3380027/maskless-man-wields-gun-after-getting-kicked-out-of-arizona-yogurt-shop/

Maskless man wields gun after getting kicked out of Arizona yogurt shop

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS | JULY 10, 2020 AT 3:00 PM
UPDATED: JULY 11, 2020 AT 8:46 PM

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma man who was ejected from a frozen yogurt shop for not wearing a mask is facing charges for pulling out a gun in response.

Yuma County Sheriff’s officials say the incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday when 64-year-old Steven Covington entered Tiki Hut Frozen Yogurt.

According to the staff, Covington was agitated when told to wear a face covering and gloves provided by the store. Covington then started dispensing frozen yogurt into his bare hands.

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Reply Maskless man wields gun after getting kicked out of Arizona yogurt shop (Original post)
sl8 Jul 2020 OP
magicarpet Jul 2020 #1
samnsara Jul 2020 #2
no_hypocrisy Jul 2020 #3
Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #4
raccoon Jul 2020 #21
pazzyanne Jul 2020 #22
Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #24
Cosmocat Jul 2020 #5
ms liberty Jul 2020 #9
BumRushDaShow Jul 2020 #15
ms liberty Jul 2020 #17
BumRushDaShow Jul 2020 #20
spike jones Jul 2020 #29
BumRushDaShow Jul 2020 #30
AllaN01Bear Jul 2020 #18
paleotn Jul 2020 #26
no_hypocrisy Jul 2020 #27
3Hotdogs Jul 2020 #6
NurseJackie Jul 2020 #8
AllaN01Bear Jul 2020 #19
Dukkha Jul 2020 #28
3Hotdogs Jul 2020 #31
NurseJackie Jul 2020 #7
grantcart Jul 2020 #11
NurseJackie Jul 2020 #14
marble falls Jul 2020 #23
grantcart Jul 2020 #10
flamin lib Jul 2020 #12
sl8 Jul 2020 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2020 #13
aeromanKC Jul 2020 #25
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #32

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:33 AM

1. Diaper change needed on aisle five....

Last edited Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:48 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:34 AM

2. idiot....

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:40 AM

3. And that's why I don't engage with "difficult" customers like that as a cashier.

Yesterday, I watched as a dissatisfied customer made it her mission to go to Customer Service and for five minutes, tell them how "nasty" I was to her.

Some customers are ready for a fight. My job is to do my job. I don't respond when provoked except for a few more, "Yes, Sirs/Ma'ams" where necessary. Especially when their arms are marked from shoulder to fingertip with tattoos.

The really hard part of this situation is where they aren't necessarily out of control and you don't necessarily need to call a supervisor to take over. But you know you're in an unenviable situation.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:50 AM

4. I fully understand

Did Retail for 4+ decades and folks have gotten progressively worse. My theory is that it is based in economics and the inequality of those economics and the stress builds from there.

People have been angry for a long time and it has been simmering under the surface, bubbling up when the stress gets to be too much.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:35 AM

21. Also, the Dotard is doing everything he can to normalize Being an

Asshole. He’s been doing that since he was campaigning in 2016.

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Response to raccoon (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:50 AM

22. I believe he was doing it lo-o-ong before that! nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:58 AM

24. This was going on long before The "Esteemed" Mr Trump

came on the scene. Now we simply have more access to cell phone camera videos of people acting out. Trump has not helped things one bit most certainly, but this is nothing new for those of us in the Retail or Service Sectors.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:02 AM

5. You have to do what you have to do

When you have a job, and paycheck on the line.

Side note - in my younger years I was the person who would step in or say something if someone was being shitty to someone else in public. Not even think twice.

Now, older and with a family, after decades of right wing charles bronsonish hero worship by right wing propoganda and just how tweaked out they have their masses now ... You just never know who is strapped and will pull a gun and end your life.

America is flat out fucked until collectively we recognize the cancer that is conservatism and openly repudiate it.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:16 AM

9. Charles Bronsonish...wow that is it, isn't it

I was trying to think who was the first to have a big hit in that genre, and kept coming up with Rambo. I knew that wasn't it, though.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:00 AM

15. In between Bronson's "Death Wish"

and Stallone's "Rambo", you had the most famous of all from RW loon extraordinaire and premier empty chair whisperer himself - Clint Eastwood in "Sudden Impact" and the "Go ahead, make my day".



(that's what RWingers internalize the most)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:22 AM

17. And now we're going back further, bc Dirty Harry was before Sudden Impact

I just checked, Dirty Harry has a 1971 release date. It may have been the first. So the old man with the empty chair is the one to blame, after all. Well, him and the Dukes of Hazzard and their freakin' car.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:33 AM

20. Yup

But then you can go back WAY before then to someone an entire generation grew up with -

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:34 AM

29. It used to be the mark of sophistication if you could hear the William Tell Overture

without thinking of the Lone Ranger.

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Response to spike jones (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:05 AM

30. LOL so true!

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:25 AM

18. when i was going, up it was john wayne and or ramboizim.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:07 AM

26. And that's why we all need to be extra nice...

when checking out. To make up for the assholes. You guys have an incredibly tough job and the rest of us need to go out of our way to show our appreciation.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #26)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:15 AM

27. Thanks so much paleotn.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:05 AM

6. --- started pumping yogurt into his bare hands.

The image......

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:11 AM

8. Maybe there's security camera video that will eventually surface.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:26 AM

19. was hoping his hands burned .

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:23 AM

28. ewww sounds like a new urban slang for

ummmm...self-gratification in public.

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Response to Dukkha (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:59 PM

31. Ya can't post about that activity.

I once posted about self-gratification in the shower and got alerted on.

I was inboxed that the post was alerted but not "pulled."

So don't mention self-gratification in your posts unless you don't have two alerts already.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:09 AM

7. Did he feel threatened? Was he "standing his ground"?

Does AZ even have "stand your ground" laws?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:36 AM

11. We take our retail frozen desserts very seriously


Our Governor was CEO of Cold Stone Creamery where you pay an exorbitant fee to let employees play with your ice cream with their hands before you eat it.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:56 AM

14. Interesting. I did not know that.

I've been to that ice cream shop just once (while traveling) but I've not seen any near me. (Yeah... I guess they did play with my ice cream.)

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Response to grantcart (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:51 AM

23. We do that in Austin, too, only we have our hippie friend's grandkids do it.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:31 AM

10. Kick

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:40 AM

12. Oh how times have changed.

Once we were frightened by a man with a gun WEARING a mask . . .

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:21 AM

16. LOL. "Who was that maskless man?"

"Never mind"

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:49 AM

13. Because ... entitlement (perceived entitlement). . . . nt

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:58 AM

25. Throw his ass in jail and take away his gun rights!!

"He was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, misconduct involving weapons and disorderly conduct."

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:40 PM

32. Have the police seized/confiscated his other guns yet?

What are his bail conditions?

This wasn't his first act........

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