Shopper, 35, "EYE GOUGES a Coles worker and spits in her face" after being asked to leave the supermarket because she refused to practice social distancing
- A woman reportedly spat in the face of a Coles worker and milled her eyes
- According to the police, employees asked the 35-year-old to take social distance measures into account
- She was allegedly insulted and asked to leave the shop
- She then reportedly pulled on the workers hair and pierced her eyes before leaving
- The police later arrested the woman and accused her of a number of crimes
A shopper allegedly spat a Coles worker in the face and pierced her eyes after being denied access to a store.
Police say the 35-year-old woman was verbally abused after employees asked her to watch the social detachment measures against coronaviruses at 3:00 p.m. in the supermarket in Vincentia on the south coast of New South Wales on Wednesday.
When a 49-year-old saleswoman asked the customer to leave, she allegedly spat in her face and a fight broke out.
The younger woman reportedly pulled the worker’s hair, pierced her eyes and damaged her jewelry before leaving.
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Police say the 35-year-old was verbally abused after he was asked by employees to observe measures to socially distance corona viruses in Coles near Vincentia (picture) on the south coast of New South Wales
The police later arrested the 35-year-old at a house in Sanctuary Point and accused her of joint attack, assault and property damage.
It is due to appear before the Nowra District Court on June 15.
A number of buyers have been involved in ugly battles in the past few weeks since the COVID-19 panic buying started in Australian supermarkets.
A young girl who works at Manly Corso Coles was abused by an "aggressive" customer because he did not wear gloves at the till on Tuesday.
A number of buyers have been involved in ugly battles in the past few weeks since the COVID-19 panic buying started in Australian supermarkets
Hayley Evans, 16, told the angry customer on Sydney's northern beaches that she had followed the hand sanitizer protocol.
The buyer then called the NSW police to report the teenage seller.
There was a brawl between the two men last month at the Woolworths store in Bass Hill, Sydney.
Recordings taken by shocked viewers showed how one of the men was led out of the busy shop before turning quickly and running towards the other customer.
Many people could scream and hear screaming in chaos.
Employees and other buyers intervened and tried to separate the couple.
In early March, three women in southwest Sydney Woolworths were involved in a fistfight over toilet paper
"He hit my father, I'm going to kill him," one of the men screamed.
A week earlier, three women in southwest Sydney Woolworths were involved in a fistfight over toilet paper.
Hysterical screams broke out as the trio fought in the hallways. The incident appeared to be due to a mother and daughter who had toilet paper in stock.
After pulling, shuffling and screaming, the angry victim spat on the Bebawy family: "I just wanted a pack!"
A Coles spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the retailer would not tolerate abuse or disrespect for customers or employees.
Shoppers wait in front of a Coles supermarket in Firle in Adelaide
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