A woman spat at a Waitrose check-out worker and yelled ‘You’re dead’ in an apparent argument over her card being declined.
The unidentified woman, dressed in black boots and a white coat, can be heard abusing a worker standing behind the till in Clapham Common, London.
Agitated at not being able to purchase her items, she then walks around to the corner of the till and spits at the worker, with the saliva landing on the plastic cover in place due to coronavirus restrictions.
The incident took place on Saturday night at 9.40pm inside Waitrose by Clapham Common tube station in front of a dozen witnesses.
‘I got f***ing money in my account, you’re gonna decline me?,’ she shouts at the till worker, adding ‘You’re gonna die, you’re dead, you’re dead.’
The Waitrose staff member attempts to calm the woman down and explain the situation but she simply continues her verbal tirade.
A security guard can be heard calling the police in the background, while an older, female worker approaches the woman to get her out of the store.
The woman, who isn’t wearing a mask, walks towards the exit where she proceeds to take her anger out on the Christmas tree display, kicking the products.
She added: ‘F***ing Christmas trees, f***Ing Christmas shit, f*** you, f*** you.
‘I’ve got money in my account, you gonna decline me you motherf***ing c***s.’
A man who was standing outside the store enters to assist during the heated event and get the woman out of the shop, which he eventually manages to do.
The female staff worker comes over to put the Christmas display together again and said, ‘How lovely. Great British Public’.
The Waitrose staff worker who was attacked said the woman had attempted to purchase items but was swearing at him, and when he asked her not to use that language or exit the shop, she started verbally abusing him.
Waitrose has been contacted for comment.
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