A pair of videos showing a man being confronted by store employees after attempting to enter an Orlando Walmart without a mask is trending on social media.
The main video, posted to Twitter Saturday, has already garnered nearly 6 million views as of Monday morning. It shows an unidentified elderly man pushing and shoving his way through the sliding doors as a Walmart employee attempts to block him.
After the man successfully gained entrance, the employee continued following him, demanding that he leave the store. Some other customers in the store seem to side with the employees, urging the man to put on a mask or leave.
"Meanwhile in Florida clear folks feeling entitled lol," the caption for the video reads.
Meanwhile in Florida clear folks feeling entitled lol 😷 #COVID19 #coronavirus #maskon #maskoff #mask https://t.co/AqbBqGABff— Cali_CoCo (@Cali_CoCo)1592666213.0
TMZ reports that the incident occurred in Orlando on Saturday, which, if true, means that the man was indeed in violation of a newly issued county order.
A mask requirement for anyone in public had been put into effect Saturday by officials in Orange County, Florida, which is home to the city of Orlando.
A second video posted by the same account appears to show the man begrudgingly making his way back to the store's entrance after a second person, possibly a customer, steps in to help.
@john_kf https://t.co/62VK4Pwj5u— Cali_CoCo (@Cali_CoCo)1592684173.0
"Look at what you did to me," says the employee who had been physically engaging with the man, appearing to show marks on their arm.
"I didn't do s**t to you," shoots back the man, as the second person chimes in, shouting, "You're spitting all over the f***ing place. Leave!"
Walmart currently requires all employees to wear masks inside its stores and encourages customers to do the same, though customers are not required to cover their faces except in municipalities that mandate it.