Posted October 09, 2018 13:00:00 Chip shop owners in Australia are not the only ones who have been left reeling after an angry customer threw a sacking device at them at a supermarket in what appears to be the latest in a string of bizarre incidents.
Chip shop owner and co-owner of the Crave Supermarket in Queensland, Jessica Kelly, was left with a broken wrist after the incident on Sunday, October 7.
Kelly, who has lived in Queensland for the past six years, said she was working when the incident occurred.
“I was working at the register when this happened and it just happened.
I saw a lady with her hand up the counter and she was looking for something to buy.
She got upset and said she wanted something to eat and I said, ‘That’s fine, it’s our business, you’re welcome to come in.’
She said she went back to the counter where there was a couple of customers and then she left.”
Kelly said the customer who threw the device at her did not appear to be her co-worker and she did not recognise the person.
After returning to the shop, Kelly said she confronted the man who was responsible for the act, who she described as “a bit intimidating”.
“He just looked at me like, ‘Oh, you should be angry’.
And I just said, I’m not angry at you, you can go away.”
Kelly said the man was not apologetic, and told her to get a job.
When she left the store, Kelly went to a nearby police station and spoke to a detective about the incident.
Detective John Hughes said Kelly was given a caution by police.
Police said Kelly had a history of domestic violence.
It is not the first time Kelly has faced anger over her work at the Supermarket.
In March 2017, she said she had been verbally abused by a co-workers when she opened a car door at the store.
On that occasion, Kelly was not charged, and the matter was resolved.
However, Kelly told Business Insider the incident at the supermarket was “not the first incident” that she had encountered.
We just have to be careful.
I’ve been working for the supermarket for about six years and I’ve never had anything like this,” Kelly said.
The incident was also not the second time Kelly had encountered the behaviour of an angry co-op member.
Two years ago, Kelly received a phone call from a fellow shop worker who said she felt unsafe in her shop.
That woman, who is also a shop worker, told Kelly she was “an idiot” and that she was going to have to go to her manager.
Her manager then called Kelly to the store to discuss the situation.
This time, Kelly had been in the supermarket with her coop, which was also working at her store.
Kelly said she and the other shop worker decided to take a break after the man left the shop.
She was later told by police the man had left with her car.
As she was leaving, Kelly saw the man walk back into the store and called for backup.
Eventually, the shop worker called her manager and she called police, who were able to arrest the man.
He was charged with one count of malicious damage.
Kelly said that in a recent incident, the man made a comment to her about being a “lone wolf”.
Kelly told Business Insider she has heard that comment before.
It was a little off-putting, but it’s not something I would ever say.””
It was a really strong comment, but I just thought, ‘Why am I being so confrontational?’
It was a little off-putting, but it’s not something I would ever say.”
Kelly said some people had criticised her for not going to the police, saying she was being “selfish”.
I think I’ve just got to get my hands dirty, she told Business Insight.
But she said that people needed to get over their anger and take responsibility for their behaviour.
“It’s just a small thing that happened, but people need to be able to do the right thing, and not let the situation get them down,” she said, adding that people should “be a little more mindful of what they say”.
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