COVID has given us many great shopping meltdowns over 2020. Who could forget our very own “Karen from Bunnings” or, of course, the fist-fight in the toilet paper aisle at a Sydney suburban Woolies that went on to make global headlines.
However, an Aldi store in the UK has just experienced one of the better meltdowns of the year after an aggrieved female shopper destroyed its entire alcohol section for no apparent reason.
The unidentifed woman entered the Aldi store in Hertfordshire in southern England on Wednesday afternoon and calmly began destroying the store’s entire booze section.
According to media reports, the woman managed to destroy over 500 bottles in her five-minute rampage.
When one shopper intervened to try and calm the situation, the woman reportedly threw a bottle of gin at him.
The attacker then apparently slipped, cutting her hand on broken glass.
She was eventually subdued when a security guard from a nearby store pinned her to the ground until police were called.
Video of the incident has since gone viral.
A witness telling UK’s The Sun newspaper: “It was extraordinary – I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life.
“She didn’t say a word the whole time and had a very vacant look in her face.
“A man told her to calm down so she threw a bottle of gin which hit him in the leg.
“She must have smashed well over 500 bottles.
“It was shocking and started getting incredibly dangerous,” the woman said.
A Hertfordshire Police spokeswoman added: “Police were called at around 2.30pm on Wednesday to report an incident at the Aldi supermarket in Fairlands Way, Stevenage.
“It was reported that several bottles of alcohol had been thrown onto the floor and smashed.
“Officers attended and a woman has been arrested.
“She was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to her hands and is now in police custody,” the spokesperson said.
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