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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:07 PM

Costco Ken tries to explain his meltdown


Man shown in viral Costco video shares what he experienced

A man in Southwest Florida has received attention in a video that went viral after being posted to the internet. He was shown angrily yelling toward a fellow customer at a Costco after she asked him to wear a mask and follow the store’s policy. Now, the man was able to share his side of the story and explain how the video’s attention has affected him.

Dan Maples in Bonita Springs says his life has been turned upside down. He lost his job and says people are leaving him disturbing messages, telling him they wish he contracted the coronavirus. It all happened after a video shared online showed him enraged at a Costco at Gulf Coast Town Center in Lee County recently.

Maples spoke to radio host Trey Radel on the Drive on 92.5 FOX News Friday, and told him there is more to the video that was shared.

“What you don’t see in the video is me pleading with the person to please stop and get away from me,” Maples told Radel. “I got backed into a corner. It was not something I deal with on a daily basis, someone screaming at me and filming me and trying to rally a mob against me.

Maples says what was shown in the video is not a depiction of how he normally behaves.

“I lost my control,” Maples said. “I gave someone else the opportunity and power to escalate my emotions.”

Maples says it all started when an senior citizen asked him to put on a mask in the back of the store.

“Tthe woman was telling me she had cancer,” Maples said.

Maples says he thought back to his dad.

“I’m sorry I’m not as sensitive about that,” Maples said. “That’s something if you say to me when I watched my dad die in my arms, then, why are you at Costco?”


Maples says he was wearing a mask but took it off.

“I can’t breathe when I have the mask,” Maples said. “I feel like I’m suffocating. I feel claustrophobic, drowning type thing.”

The man behind the camera says he cut in to help the woman, and Maples screamed.

But Maples has a different account of the interaction at Costco.

“Runs and screams at best of my recollection, ‘9,000 new cases, 9000 new cases. This man isn’t wearing a mask,’” Maples recalled.

Once the video surfaced Tuesday, Maples says he quickly learned he lost his job.

“Things are tough enough,” Maples said. “Initially, losing my job causes a lot of panic. Because, at this point, we rely on that and immediately causes panic. ‘Hey, I just got fired.’ My son goes, ‘Hey, dad, you’re a failure.’”

Ted Todd insurance agency in Bonita Springs, Maples former company, says this behavior is in direct conflict with its company values.

Maples said he’s now receiving threats. He says that is something that really needs to be changed in society.

“Society needs to look at the bigger picture and the toll it takes on people,” Maples said. “It’s not a meme. It’s a life. I worked so hard for so long to become who I was, and, now, it’s all for nothing.”

The man behind the video did not want to be identified in fear of safety for him and his family. Costco did not want to comment on the video, but their policy states customers and employees are required to wear a mask inside the store.

Now, Maples is looking for some form of recourse.

“At this point, I want my life back,” Maples said.

[link:https://www.winknews.com/2020/07/10/man-shown-in-viral-costco-video-shares-what-he-experienced/|

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Reply Costco Ken tries to explain his meltdown (Original post)
tulipsandroses Jul 10 OP
Phoenix61 Jul 10 #1
mitch96 Jul 11 #49
RainCaster Jul 10 #2
brush Jul 11 #39
RainCaster Jul 11 #45
lunatica Jul 11 #47
lapfog_1 Jul 10 #3
edhopper Jul 10 #4
ibegurpard Jul 10 #5
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 10 #6
Stallion Jul 10 #7
GulfCoast66 Jul 10 #8
Skittles Jul 11 #32
Johnny2X2X Jul 10 #9
live love laugh Jul 10 #10
dawg day Jul 10 #11
Skittles Jul 10 #20
tulipsandroses Jul 11 #27
davsand Jul 10 #12
JDC Jul 10 #13
musette_sf Jul 10 #14
Ms. Toad Jul 10 #17
NutmegYankee Jul 11 #48
kysrsoze Jul 10 #15
3Hotdogs Jul 10 #16
Blue Owl Jul 10 #18
Ilsa Jul 10 #19
Blue_true Jul 11 #37
Cirque du So-What Jul 10 #21
Crunchy Frog Jul 10 #22
Cha Jul 10 #23
alittlelark Jul 10 #24
Mariana Jul 10 #25
greenjar_01 Jul 11 #26
Demonaut Jul 11 #30
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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:10 PM

1. Whiny little snowflake ain't he? nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 07:20 AM

49. The classic conservative playing the victim and pivot the conversation away from the real problem

Wear a mask and there would not be a problem... That "I can't breath with a mask" ploy does not cut it... uff
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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:11 PM

2. Poor snowflake wants his life back

Too late for that. It's all of his own making.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:03 AM

39. Do these wingers not have the internet, know nothing of cell phone...

videos, or of youtube? There have been so many of these videos over the last few months of these uncorked rants by out-of-control idiots who soon get doxxed and lose their jobs, you'd think they'd have seen some of them and know what can happen.

Guess not. Poor sap. He screwed his own life up.

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Response to brush (Reply #39)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:49 AM

45. But there is no penitence, no regret for his actions

He's looking for a scapegoat.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #45)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:01 AM

47. They're always the victim.

Sound familiar? It does to me. Someone else made them lose their cool. Too much pressure to wear a mask. A woman demanded something. Poor guy. Everyone else MAKES them do it.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:11 PM

3. I saw the video

HE was advancing on whoever filmed him.
HE was in a fighting stance.
HE was not in any corner.
He was yelling and not wearing a mask.

Asshole.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:11 PM

4. bullshit

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:13 PM

5. My parents are dementia patients in a memory care facility

That has had a huge outbreak. Both have tested positive but are so far asymptomatic. There have been five deaths due to this outbreak since Monday. Fuck this asshole.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:14 PM

6. Melt into oblivion

Snowflake and fuck your feelings,covid spreader.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:16 PM

7. When Your Son Says: "Hey dad You're a Failure"

he wants society to change to be a more caring, understanding society-apparently every one but himself

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:16 PM

8. His son is smarter than he is,

“hey dad, you’re a failure”. Pretty accurate in my book.


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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:22 AM

32. if he really said that

I get the feeling "failure" encompasses behavior prior to this disgusting meltdown.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:17 PM

9. Excuses and lies

This guy is pathetic. Lies about what we saw with our own eyes and then makes a bunch of half assed excuses. This clown has a son, he needs to start acting like a father and take some responsibility.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:17 PM

10. 😆🤣 "My son goes, 'Hey, dad, you're a failure.'" nt

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:19 PM

11. An old lady with cancer ran at him and he got scared?

>>“The woman was telling me she had cancer,” Maples said.

Maples says he thought back to his dad.

“I’m sorry I’m not as sensitive about that,” Maples said. “That’s something if you say to me when I watched my dad die in my arms, then, why are you at Costco?>>>


That's some of that great Christian compassion. And what does the woman saying that to him have to do with his father dying?


What a Trump-addled lout.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:47 PM

20. I really hate it when people question why someone is in a store

besides being none of their business, not everyone has family or friends available to do all their shopping needs, NOR SHOULD THEY NEED TO

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Response to Skittles (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:02 AM

27. He made himself look like a bigger asshole.He should have quit while he was ahead

So now the world knows you were screaming at an old lady with cancer.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:21 PM

12. He's sorry. He's sorry he got caught on video, that is.

Act like an asshat in public these days and chances are good somebody will capture it on video. I guess he'll know better next time.

No sympathy from me.




Laura

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:22 PM

13. He chose to intimate that women and man filiming. Period.

He was the aggressor and now he's sorry, not for his actions, but for the consequences. Would you want that guy working next to you knowing he could lose it like that? I know I wouldn't. Fired due to volatility and poor judgement.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:23 PM

14. funny he fails to mention

the pistol he had tucked into his waistband...

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:42 PM

17. I haven't heard about a gun in this incident -

and in the videos I've seen there isn't a clear view of his back.

Where are you getting that info from?

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:10 AM

48. The folds on his shirt as he walks appear to reveal a concealed pistol

Inside waste band style, 2 o'clock position. Speculation, but would fit with the man's personality and his choice of words seems like concealed carry training.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:28 PM

15. Awwww... fuck him. n/t

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:39 PM

16. ...sum'pin, sum'pin karma---sum'pin else female canine.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:43 PM

18. Having a hard time summoning up a "womp"

let alone two...

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:46 PM

19. People who die from COVID-19 want their lives back,

You a-hole, Maples. The masks are to decrease transmission of a deadly disease, but he doesn't care.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:39 AM

37. I am easily claustrophobic, small elevators terrify me, as does tight spaces.

I got caught in a crowd of people once and had to fight mentally to keep from running, though I knew that situation would have made matters much worse.

I have several types of masks. I have zero issues with wearing any one of them, in fact, I can stay in them for hours.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:51 PM

21. ...

Honest. I ran outta gas. I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from outta town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake, a terrible flood, locust's. It wasn't my fault!! I swear to God!!

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:55 PM

22. So, we're supposed to feel sorry for him because he doesn't give a fuck

about people who have cancer, but still need to go shopping. Somehow I'm not feeling the sympathy.

Basically, don't be a dick in public, because it may get filmed and go public, and there will likely be consequences.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:56 PM

23. Big Whiny Fucking Victim sounds just like trump..

Hey Maples.. you're the only one who took your "life" away.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:58 PM

24. There is a raccoon in my yard with 6 fleas playing tiny violins

JUST for ‘dannie boy’ maples.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:59 PM

25. He's a liar and a bully.

As dishonest and dishonorable as he's shown himself to be, I have to wonder how many insurance clients he's lied to and stolen from? If I were a customer of Ted Todd Insurance, and I had any dealings with Maples at all as a client, I think I'd want to have every word of every document thoroughly reviewed.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

26. "My son goes, 'Hey, dad, you're a failure."



What in the heavenly fuck?

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #26)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:09 AM

30. it was an attempt to garner sympathy , I thought the same thing, lol

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:04 AM

28. Chin up, Fisty McScreamer-man...

Show your little man you can do something besides sales.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:06 AM

29. fuck the little snowflake, his son is right, he's a loser

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:15 AM

31. Probably should have just worn the mask instead of being

a douche.

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Response to geralmar (Reply #33)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:43 AM

38. My guess is he likely spewed a lot of anti-mask stuff at work.

Likely called people that wore them weak.

So when he blew up in public, his employer covered it’s ass and fired him.

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Response to geralmar (Reply #33)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:45 AM

43. My guess that is that the employer already saw him as a liability


And cut him loose.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:28 AM

34. Could this be ANY more obviously written by a non-English speaker?

My bet from the crappy syntax is that they are either Chinese or Russian.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:32 AM

35. Another "victim"

This guy is one of many out there who relish being "aggrieved", providing them a ready-made excuse to act out in a hateful and intimidating manner. If and when their antics backfire, out comes the victim card.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:37 AM

36. Bullshit.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:16 AM

40. The dad part reminds me of someone I know who messed up and then made up.

Made up a totally crazy story that is to try and wiggle out of their mistake*, even dragging a dying parent in at one point. So yeah...his story sounds made up.

*Used their Miami Beach C. of C. work computer to argue online about Terri Schiavo leading to one annoyed pro-coma group to call for a boycott of Miami Beach. LOL This person all of a sudden had a parent on life support who would have been in the ground if not for their nightly hospital vigils to fend off staff unpluggers sooo...'I love precious coma life too.' 'Visit Miami Beach!' It was a great big lie. But the group...which was too small to influence anything anyway...was placated by the yarn.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:44 AM

41. Don't be a bitch

Take responsibility for your actions. You were not backed into a corner, you're liar and you are a failure

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:44 AM

42. Womp womp.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:48 AM

44. "Society needs to look at the bigger picture and the toll it takes on people."

Says the man not wearing a mask during a pandemic despite it being the policy of the store he was voluntarily shopping at.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:55 AM

46. This idiot deserved to be fired

His explanation for his behavior are not credible

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 07:35 AM

50. Mr. Maples, the families of 136,000 dead Americans want their lives back too.

KY..........

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