A California woman has been caught on camera calling 911 after she was denied entry to a pet store because she refused to wear a face mask.
Bones-N-Scones employee Aidan Bearpaw recorded his encounter with the woman, identified only as Laura, after she arrived at the Palm Springs store shortly before close last Sunday.
The six minute video begins with Laura saying she is being 'discriminated against' as Aidan stands at the door and offers her a cloth mask.
'I cant, I'll have a panic attack, I'll freak out, I'll have an anxiety attack. I know what I want. I'm here at the end [of the day], no one is in the store,' Laura states.
'I don't want to call 911 on you, but I will.'
A woman has been caught on camera calling 911 after she was refused entry into a Palm Springs pet store because she wouldn't wear a face mask
Aidan still refuses to let Laura inside the Bones-N-Scones outlet, prompting her to make good on her promise to phone the police.
'911, what is your emergency?' an operator can be heard saying down the other end of the line.
'Um, yeah, as per the 1964 Civil Rights Act, I cannot be discriminated against. I do have a right to be able to breathe o2, not co2. I am being discriminated against right now at a store.'
'Are you calling to report something, m'am?' the confused dispatcher then states.
Bones-N-Scones employee Aidan Bearpaw (pictured) says he was simply obeying rules put in place by management
The woman, known only as 'Laura',