A woman in Los Angeles has been caught on camera yelling at staff in a Trader Joe’s after she was asked to wear a face mask. A shopper recorded the incident inside the store on Friday.

The woman in the video was angry after being questioned about why she was not wearing a mask.




Los Angeles residents are required to wear face coverings when out in public and inside stores and other businesses to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

‘I watched her take the mask off after she entered the store; I was in line for the register so was looking around, and she was very ostentatious about it,’ Conroy told.

‘I presume she had it on the whole time outside because of all the signs’, he added.

Los Angeles residents are required to wear face coverings when out in public and inside stores and other businesses to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The store had a sign outside informing all customers they must wear a mask.

The woman was confronted by another shopper and exploded with rage, drawing the attention of managers who asked her to leave.

‘You f****** Democrat pigs,’ she yelled at the staff and other customers, calling them ‘sheep’.

She continued: ‘That man harassed me for not wearing a face mask. I have a breathing problem. My doctor would not let me wear a mask.

‘So anyone harassing me to wear a mask, you guys are violating federal law.

‘The employees were kind of circled around her at that point, remaining calm and asking her to leave and she kept screaming about “this man harassed me about masks!”

Other shoppers reacted to the video.

“I feel a little bad that people are getting shamed and she has a medical condition so she can’t wear a mask. On the other hand, we know now that the mask is helping to stop the spread, so we should, especially when we’re in lines and in places, we need to be more mindful,” said shopper Sigrid Matthews.

“I think you should still wear a mask just for the safety of others, especially for the elderly and kids,” said shopper Jessica Govea.

Actor D. Giles caught the incident on camera and posted it to social media.