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A video on Twitter is quickly going viral after a Florida man is caught on camera yelling “Back up. I feel threatened” at an elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask.

Twitter user, Billy Corben, posted the video with the caption “Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in “Running the World Since 1776″ shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida (via @profjaffar).”

The video was reportedly taken on June 27th at the Costco at Gulf Coast Town Center, Corben said in another tweet. The man in the video was also seen intesly yelling at another customer who was defending the elderly woman.

“One of the customers targeted said: “To give Costco the credit, they escorted him out and made me wait inside and monitored him until he left and then they send someone with me to the care to make sure I’m okay,” Corben also tweeted.

The video on Corben’s page has been retweeted 14.9K times and has over 18K likes.

Currently there are 206,447 positive COVID-19 cases in Florida as of Monday, June 6. That’s 6,327 more cases than July 5, according to the Florida Department of Health. The latest data will be reported at 11 a.m.


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Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat