A couple was left outraged after store employees refused to let them purchase over 550 cans of soft drinks in an attempt to counter stockpiling and save some for other shoppers.
The incident occurred in Louisville, Kentucky, where the anonymous couple piled up 552 cans of Mountain Dew in their shopping cart before proceeding to the counter of a Kroger supermarket.
After the staff told the couple they can’t allow stockpiling to this extent, the man and the woman became enraged and accused the workers of misinforming them.
“A straight up lie. What a liar! You’re such a liar. … You just told me right now that I could go outside and come back in and get the drinks,” the man said in a video taken by another shopper after returning to the store to buy more drinks after dropping off the first load.
After the cashier informed him they were only allowed to take out two more boxes of Mountain Dew, the man pushed the cart forward whereas his partner threw two of the boxes back onto the counter.
As the couple was leaving in fury, the person recording the video said: “Folks losing their mind up here for some Mountain Dew.”
In another recent panic-buying incident, a young girl was trampled by a stampede of shoppers who were rushing across a Coles supermarket in Australia in order to get their hands on toilet paper.
As The West Australian reported, the mother of the 13-year-old girl got separated from her daughter as soon as the main door opened and shoppers rushed inside the store located in Baldivis, Perth.
Shortly after the wheelchair-bound mum lost sight of her daughter, she came across the 13-year-old who was crying on the floor.
“She was pushed to the ground and then stood on by adults who had no care in the world for a child on the floor,” the mother explained.
“People were walking over her while she was crying on the ground just to get what they wanted.”
As the upset mother added, she had to take her daughter to the hospital for a scan because her knee was injured during the incident.
“I am shocked at how people were acting this morning even before the doors opened. People pushing, people telling people to get back in line,” she added.
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