A woman has claimed she was accosted by a shopper in a grocery store for wearing her scrubs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Juliann Roberts, from Orlando, Florida, said she and a friend had stopped by a Winn Dixie grocery store after she left the hearing aid practice where she works as an audiologist.
In video footage of the incident, published by Fox 35, a woman in a grey shirt can be seen confronting the pair.
“We’ve just left work and are picking things up for our family,” Ms Roberts can be heard telling the stranger.
Ms Roberts said the woman said it was not right for her to wear scrubs in the grocery store because she “could spread coronavirus”.
The audiologist said she tried to explain that they do not work in a hospital or doctor’s office.
Ms Roberts said her practice has barely seen any patients and is on the verge of closing because of the pandemic.
The irate shopper threatened to call the police, but the incident was deescalated by a manager who asked the women to remain on separate sides of the store, the publication said.
After the encounter, Ms Roberts said she “realised we’re in the middle of a pandemic and people are scared and that’s got to be why that lady’s behaving this way.”
“Nurses and doctors deserve to go shopping also and I would trust they’re following the proper procedures when out in public.
“Please don’t be so scared, we’re all in this together, everyone has the same fears as you do,” she said.
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