A buyer with a protective face mask was arrested in dramatic scenes in a Woolworths supermarket.
The police were called to the Bankstown store in western Sydney last Thursday morning for a disturbance between the customer and an employee.
A viewer recorded a video of the incident, showing the angry woman, 54, who refuses to stretch her arms to be handcuffed by the police.
A policeman had to say, “Put your hands out!” while the defiant woman resisted being arrested outside the store.
“You oppose the arrest. Do you understand that? I’ve told you five times, just listen, ‘said the officer.
The hysterical woman holding shopping bags in her hand then replied, “I didn’t do anything wrong” while she pressed her hands against her chest so as not to be tied up.
A viewer recorded a video of the incident in Bankstown Woolworths last Thursday
The policeman asked the woman to stretch out her hands several times while shocked spectators gathered.
A spokeswoman for the New South Wales Police told Daily Mail Australia that the customer had been repeatedly asked by employees and the police to leave the store.
“She declined, and the 54-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Gordon Police Station,” said the spokeswoman.
“She was talked about her behavior in the store and released.”
Daily Mail Australia asked Woolworths for a comment.
The panic buying in recent weeks, triggered by the spread of the corona virus in early March, has resulted in the removal of key items such as toilet paper, pasta, canned goods, and other dried foods in stores.
Some buyers are even involved in ugly clashes about limited inventory, especially toilet paper.
On March 6, three women were filmed in a shocking fight for toilet paper in a Woolworths supermarket.
The bizarre brawl is said to have taken place in Chullora, 15 km west of Sydney’s business district, when the Australian coronavirus panic began.
Hysterical screams broke out as the trio fought in the hallways. The incident appeared to be due to a mother and daughter who had toilet paper in stock.
The fight started when a third woman tried to take one of the precious packages out of the car, causing chaos.
A day later, the video went viral from an older woman hitting another buyer in the face as she scratched the last packet of toilet paper in a Melbourne Coles.
The younger woman already seems to have a huge supply of toilet paper.
Strong photos showed empty shelves and packed cars as shoppers flocked to supermarkets and cleared the shelves.
The panic buying in recent weeks, triggered by the spread of the corona virus in early March, has resulted in the removal of key items such as toilet paper, pasta, canned goods, and other dried foods in stores
Panic buying has resulted in the removal of toilet paper, pasta, rice and frozen foods, as well as canned goods and other dried goods, in supermarkets
Australian panic buying timeline
1st March – Panic buying toilet paper begins, and supermarket shelves across the country are being cleared of the toilet roll as fears of the corona virus increase
4th of March – Coles introduces a four-pack limit for toilet paper.
6th March – Three women are filmed in a shocking fight for toilet paper in a Woolworths in Chullora, 15 km west of Sydney’s business district.
7th March – The video shows an elderly woman slapping another buyer in the face while scraping the last packet of toilet paper in a Melbourne Coles.
March 13 – Woolworths introduces a one-pack limit on paper towels and napkins.
17. March – Woolworths and Coles are introducing a special shopping hour for the elderly and disabled to stock up without being overwhelmed by the panicked chaos of shopping in some stores.
March 18 – According to Woolworths, with the exception of some fresh groceries, customers can only buy two items from a single category from most packaged products.
March 18 – Scott Morrison urges the Australians to stop hoarding food and other essential supplies in a passionate press conference.
March 24th – Coles announces that rescue workers – including nurses and police officers – can shop during the special community hour.
Last week, Scott Morrison urged Australians to stop hoarding food and other essential supplies as fights broke out between anxious customers in supermarkets across the country.
The prime minister said the panicked mess in the grocery store was one of the “most disappointing things” he saw in “Australian behavior” in response to this crisis.
‘Stop hoarding. I can’t be more open about it. Stop it, ”said Mr. Morrison, when he turned to the nation on Wednesday.
“It is not who we are as a people. It’s not necessary. It’s not something people should do. ‘
Supermarkets have been forced to introduce purchase restrictions on items due to increasing demand for goods.
Coles customers can only buy one pack of toilet paper and two packets of pasta, flour, rice, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and other important items.
Woolworths also enforces the purchase restrictions on one packet of toilet paper, baby wipes and rice per buyer.
SUPERMARKET LIMIT VALUES
Two articles per person
The minced meat includes beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey
Paper towels / handkerchiefs
UHT long-lasting milk
One pack limit
One-pack limit per customer and shop
Rice (2 kg and more)
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Meat (without minced meat)
Drinks (ambient and chilled)
Easter sweets & goods
Wet dog food
Wet cat food
Two pack limit per customer and store
Any other category