Woolworths staff attacked by teens in disgusting tirade

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Woolworths staff have been filmed copping vile abuse from two teenage girls.

Video uploaded to Facebook shows the pair’s tirade at a Woolworths Metro in Broadwater on Queensland's Gold Coast. It was filmed on March 21, but only emerged on Sunday.

A woman is heard telling them to leave or she will call the police.

One of the teens stomps over to a staff member standing by a fridge.

“You’re a f***ing chicken nugget,” she says to her.

A teenage girls hurls abuse at staff at Woolworths Metro in Broadwater.
Woolworths staff on the Gold Coast have copped abuse from two teenage girls. Source: Facebook/ Katrina Taylor

The teen then shoves the staff member before another Woolworths worker intervenes and tells them to leave the store.

“Get out,” she says.

“Don’t f***ing touch me, sl**,” the teen says.

The pair then have a heated exchange.

“You think I’m scared of you?” the teen says.

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Her friend appears behind her and notices the pair are being filmed on a phone. She hits out at the device before the two are seen leaving.

Katrina Taylor, who filmed the footage, wrote on Facebook the pair had their “hoodies stuffed with products”.

Ms Taylor told The Gold Coast Bulletin the pair tried to leave but staff asked them to put items back which led to the pair becoming irate – screaming and swearing.

“There were multiple staff members that they were pushing and hitting,” she said.

She added what she filmed didn’t show everything they did.

Woolworths taking steps to ban teens from store

Queensland Police told the paper the pair were yet to be found, but officers were called to the store at the time of incident. No one was injured.

A Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia the supermarket did not accept customer abuse or violence "in any circumstance" and the safety of its staff members was a "top priority".

"Our team members do the very best they can to support customers, and deserve to be treated with respect on the job," the spokesperson said.

"We continue to assist police with their inquiries and have taken steps to ban the customers from returning to the store."

Yahoo News Australia has contacted Queensland Police for comment.

Woolworths announced earlier this year it was trialling staff-worn body cameras following a spike in abuse from shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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