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Man who threatened elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask is already unemployed

A Florida man who got some viral fame this Monday after a video circulated showing him angrily confronting an elderly woman and a man who asked him to wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing is now out of a job.

The incident, which took place in a Costco store about a week ago, was shared on Twitter by film director Billy Corben and has since been viewed over than five million times.

“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,” Corben wrote of the incident. “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.’”

The video begins with a person off-camera saying, “We’re six feet away from you.”

“You’re harassing me and my family [inaudible],” the man shot back.

“I feel threatened,” he yelled. “Back off! Threaten me again. Back the f*ck up — put your f*cking phone down!”

Soon enough, Twitter users identified the man as Daniel Maples who is an insurance agent at Ted Todd Insurance. On Tuesday, the company announced that Maples had been fired.

“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,” Ted Todd Insurance wrote in a statement. “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.”

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