WATCH: Male ‘Karen’ Fired for Lashing Out in Florida Costco Store

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Daniel Maples, the man filmed yelling in a Florida Costco, has been fired by his firm after the scene was captured in a viral video, according to the company’s Twitter page.

The company where the man was employed, Ted Todd Insurance, posted an update on its official company Twitter page on July 7 stating the man’s employment had been terminated, although they did not name him.

The footage, filmed at the Gulf Coast Town Center Costco store in Fort Myers, Florida, was shared on Twitter.

Filmmaker Billy Corben posted the video on July 6. He wrote, “Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in ‘Running the World Since 1776’ shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida.”
However, the woman is not seen in the video or heard asking the man to wear a mask.

In the video, the man approaches the camera, yelling, “you’re harassing me?”

Another man’s voice is then heard saying, “I’m not harassing you, you’re coming close to me,” as the man in the red shirt keeps approaching and says, “I feel threatened, I feel threatened! Back up! Threaten me again! Back the f— up, put your f—— phone down.”

Corben explained in another tweet, “this occurred at the Gulf Coast Town Center location on 6/27 and one of the customers targeted said: ‘To give Costco the credit, they escorted him out and made me wait inside and monitored him until he left and then they send someone with me to the care to make sure I’m okay.'”

Here’s what you need to know:

Ted Todd Insurance Confirmed It Has Fired the Man

Charley Todd, CEO of Ted Todd Insurance, posted on the company’s Twitter page, “Thank you to everyone for their comments and messages raising awareness about a former employee at Ted Todd Insurance. Their behavior in the video is in direct conflict with our company values and their employment has been terminated. Threatening behavior and intimidation go against our core mission to be trusted advisors in our community. We are also committed to immediately reviewing our internal existing culture at TTI. We ask that further feedback be sent to Charley Todd, CEO.”

Corben, who posted the original video, identified the man on a public Twitter post, but his identity has not been verified by the company officially.

Todd shared a message on his personal Twitter page regarding the incident, which read, “Thank you to everyone for their comments and messages raising awareness about a former employee at Ted Todd Insurance. He absolutely does not represent our values and no longer works at our agency. We are working with Allstate to release a statement shortly. Wear a mask. Be love.”

The Video Has Been Viewed More Than 4.5 Million Times

Since it was posted, the video has garnered more than 4.5 million views.

The video also appeared on the page “Karens Gonna Karen,” a Twitter page dedicated to making “Karens” famous, with a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump as the avatar and a page description saying, “Did you protest so you can get a haircut? Have you spewed a racist rant? If so, I can make you (in)famous, so by all means….KAREN ON!!”

“#KarenChrinicles male-Karen does not like the elderly. He yells at an elderly women who simply asks that he wear mask and social distance in the store. This male-Karen is afraid of himself so he tries really, really hard to bully others – but fails!” the caption reads.

The Filmmaker Who Posted the Original Clip Has Shared Similar Content Before

Corben, who resides in Florida, has shared similar content to the Costco video before.

In early July, he posted a video of a Miami Police officer getting into a confrontation with a woman at the Miami International Airport.

In the video, the officer can be seen speaking with a maskless woman waiting near a check-in desk before he hits her and she is pushed to the ground. He later said, “she headbutted me.”

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