'Forklift to aisle one': Grown man lies on the floor in Costco after being ...

'Forklift to aisle one': Grown man lies on the floor in Costco after being ...
'Forklift to aisle one': Grown man lies on the floor in Costco after being ...

A Florida man was filmed as he lay on the floor in a Costco for eight minutes in protest after he was told to put on a face mask, as a pair of local sheriffs ask the maskless man to get off the floor and leave the premises.

'All I want to do is buy this stuff and leave but the government is telling me that I can't unless I wear a mask. 

'What I want to know is what you want me to do?' the man asks one of the officers, who is wearing a face mask during the exchange, video of which ended roughly a minute into the episode. 

The incident occurred back on December 20, 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic hysteria in a Costco located in Lantana, Florida. 

The video of the man, who was not publicly identified, began making viral rounds on Saturday, when a Twitter user posted a TikTok of the bizarre incident, which had over 884,000 views, 8,000 likes and nearly 3,000 combined retweets as of Sunday night.

'He said he would sue Costco and the police if they touched him,' the original filmer, who asked to remain anonymous, told Newsflare.

'He was shopping without a mask I assume he put one on to enter and then took it off while inside but I don’t about that. He got up because the officer allowed him to pay for his stuff and leave, so he got up and paid for his stuff at the self check out then the officer escorted him out.' 

A Florida man,pictured, was filmed as on the floor in a Costco for eight minutes in protest after he was told to put on a face mask, as a pair of sheriffs ask the him to get off the floor and leave

A Florida man,pictured, was filmed as on the floor in a Costco for eight minutes in protest after he was told to put on a face mask, as a pair of sheriffs ask the him to get off the floor and leave

'All I want to do is buy this stuff and leave but the government is telling me that I can't unless I wear a mask,' the man told one of the responding officer's, pictured

'All I want to do is buy this stuff and leave but the government is telling me that I can't unless I wear a mask,' the man told one of the responding officer's, pictured

The incident occurred back on December 20, 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic hysteria in a Costco located in Lantana, Florida

The incident occurred back on December 20, 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic hysteria in a Costco located in Lantana, Florida

The video of the man, who was not publicly identified, began making viral rounds on Saturday, when a Twitter user posted a TikTok of the incident, which had over 884k views as of Sunday

The video of the man, who was not publicly identified, began making viral rounds on Saturday, when a Twitter user posted a TikTok of the incident, which had over 884k views as of Sunday 

Pictured: the Costco location in Lantana, Florida where the bizarre viral incident took place

Pictured: the Costco location in Lantana, Florida where the bizarre viral incident took place

'Outside the manager was arguing with an officer that they should have not let him pay for his stuff' the person behind the camera added.

Costco has become a common site for mask mandate battles between store workers and customers, with another viral incident occurring at a separate location in July of that year. 

A woman dubbed 'Costco Karen' sat on the floor of the superstore, refusing to move while declaring 'I have constitutional rights!' after she was similarly asked to put on a face mask. 

Shocking video of the confrontation, believed to have unfolded at the returns desk of a Costco in Hillsboro, Oregon, shows an employee asking an older woman to wear a mask in the store to follow its coronavirus

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