A recent incident at a San Diego taco shop has gone viral after a woman, dubbed a “Karen” by online users, lost her temper and assaulted an employee. The incident, which was captured on video and shared on social media, has sparked outrage among netizens.
The Incident at the Taco Shop
The video shows the woman, who is believed to be a customer, demanding a receipt from the employee. The woman becomes increasingly agitated and verbally abusive towards the employee, using profanities and making threats. Despite being asked to leave by an onlooker, the woman refuses to back down and continues her tirade.
The situation escalates when the woman grabs the employee’s apron and starts screaming in her face. The employee, however, stands her ground and knocks the woman’s hands away, telling her to leave and not to touch her.
Eventually, the woman is threatened with a call to the police and leaves the scene, warning the taco shop crew that they will be “seriously in trouble.” The employee, who was assaulted, captioned the video with a message expressing that such behavior is unacceptable.
The video has since gone viral on social media, with many condemning the woman’s actions and expressing support for the employee. Unfortunately, such incidents of public outbursts and assaults have become increasingly common in recent years, with the term “Karen” being coined to describe people who behave in such a manner.
The taco shop employee took down the video but penned an extensive note:
She provided some context for the incident:
“That’s not even her receipt, that’s the ticket order we received in our printer and we tape it on top of the order. This was an online order she placed on our website that only gives you text/email receipt so she already had it,” the employee explained, adding some additional context.
“I didn’t want to give it back to her because she was just yelling at me cussing me, because I didn’t want to refund her $73 for food that she had already eaten.”
The incident at the San Diego taco shop is yet another example of the need for greater civility and respect in public spaces. It is important to remember that abusive behavior towards others is never acceptable, and that we should strive to treat others with kindness and empathy at all times.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.