A mother-of-two called police after she was called fat by a man in a supermarket.What?!? Outrageous!
Well, no, actually. He didn’t just do that, he did a bit more:
Claire James, who gave birth to daughter Ruby four months ago, was getting out of her car as another shopper was trying to park next to her at Sainsbury's in The Drove, Newhaven.Whereupon security staff were called?
When she asked the man to wait he called her a fat b**** and told her to get out of the way.
The 37-year-old said he then pursued her into the shop and continued to shout at her and abuse her about her weight.
"Staff did nothing. I am a member of staff in that Sainsbury's but I am currently on maternity leave after giving birth four months ago."Wow! I bet you’re looking forward to going back, then!
And the reason for this?
Deputy store manager Martin Thomas, who was in the shop that day, said they asked the man to stop swearing and he walked away.Did he ask the customer, his staff member? Or did he just think ‘Whew! Dodged a bullet there!’?
Mr Thomas said it was a matter of "discretion" for senior staff to decide whether someone should be escorted out of a store and he believed that once the man had walked away the matter was "resolved".
He said: "We can't just ask someone to leave because someone tells us to.
"We have situations like this in stores quite often and we have a policy on it."Nice admission: ‘Our store policy on abusive and aggressive customers threatening women is to wait until they walk away of their own account’…