‘I am a scientist and there is no corona!’ New Jersey bank customer claims COVID-19 is a hoax as she screams at teller who asked her to put on a face mask
- Incident occurred in an Englewood Citibank on Friday; the scene was recorded by a bystander and shared on social media
- Unidentified woman is seen threatening a teller who asks her to put on a mask; she claims she is a ‘scientist’ and that she is suing over mask mandates
- Just seconds later, however, the woman changes track, and accuses the teller of trying to kill her by handing her a mask which may be infected with the virus
A woman went into a fit of rage inside a New Jersey bank after a teller asked her to put on a face mask while she was inside the premises.
An eyewitness recorded the woman’s tirade and posted it to Twitter, where it has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
The clip begins with the woman – who has not been publicly identified – raising her voice at the teller’s request to put on the face covering.
‘I am going to court to fight masks and you are not going to tell me what to do!’ she yells, flapping her hands angrily.
A woman went into a fit of rage inside a New Jersey bank after a teller asked her to put on a face mask while she was inside the premises
The woman then asks for the teller’s business card, saying she wants to publicly release her name.
‘Do it now! Do it now! You work for me!’ she orders.
The irate customer then goes on to claim that she has been a longtime Citibank customer and knows the branch’s boss, before threatening that the teller will be fired.
She then states: ‘Bully! What, this is giving you the right to be a bully? Because you’re brainwashed? I am a scientist! There is no corona! Don’t make me wear your mask!’
Bizarrely, after claiming the coronavirus is a hoax, the woman then worries that a mask the teller has asked her to wear is infected with the virus.
‘Are you trying to kill me? What happens if YOU have corona?’ she asks, before reluctantly putting on the face covering.
The woman – who has not been identified – is seen in the reflection of the plexiglass covering
The video has attracted much attention for the seemingly inconsistent statements made by the woman.
‘Did she just say there was no corona but then asks the teller ‘What happens if you have corona’? The logic of these anti-maskers is mind blowing. Get help lady,’ one wrote.
‘She says there’s no corona, and not even three seconds later she starts freaking out about corona. wth is wrong with some people?’ another asked.
The video comes as the United States sees a continuing surge in COVID-19 cases.
As of Tuesday morning, more than 13.6 million Americans have become infected with the virus.
Many scientists say the number is so large because many citizens are refusing to wear face masks, making the airborne disease spread far more easily.
The woman was seen having a meltdown as a line of customers waited for service