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Deranged individual Brad Flutey was kicked out of Countdown Whangārei in Regent after attempting to contest having a valid medical face mask exemption, Tuesday.
In a live stream to about 110 viewers on his Facebook page, he shakily confronted security with massive claims that they were supposedly violating the Bill of Rights for not allowing him entry after having a tantrum because he didn't want to wear a mask or scan in.
The Countdown supermarket is on a privately owned property like all others. They introduced new policy regulations on Thursday, August 19, requiring customers to wear face masks inside all stores. QR Code scanning as of recent was also made mandatory to prevent the Delta variant of Covid-19 from spreading in the community.
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Before entering Countdown he began talking to his followers about security guards he saw while driving past New World supermarket.
“I took a little bit of a drive and looked at the New World, and they've got a few security guards there. The line is a bit long to start with but I will go there after this [Countdown],” he said.
“I haven't been to this one yet, and this is the Countdown at Whangārei. I have my mask exemption and going to wait in line with all the other people — we will see how we go.”
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When approaching the front of the line to enter the store, he stutters to the security guard; “I have an exe- exemption!” — he was asked if he'd signed in, but it was returned with hostility by the deranged individual.
“What do you want to hear? Do you want to see my exemption? I should be able to go straight through as it is self-regulatory,” Mr Flutey said.
“It is on the Ministry of Health website. Check it out yourself. We could do this all day if you like, and we can do it on film too.”
He was told it is private property. They set their rules which is why they can regulate mask use due to the Covid-19 virus. Those not exempt looking to flout rules for their own good do not help stop the spread and put others' health at risk.
“Tell the property owners why they are breaching human rights. You can let me in with my exemption because you are lawfully required to do so.” Mr Flutey continued.
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Mr Flutey attempted to convince two Police officers who were called to the scene by making up baseless claims that he was exempt. It did not go to plan as he thought it would.
“If someone is suffering from anxiety and they have an exemption from a mask, that means a private establishment can refuse them entry?” he asked — “That is exactly right. They can refuse you entry,” one officer responded.
He was told he would be arrested, trespassed and possibly charged if he didn't leave after creating a scene in front of customers patiently waiting in line. So, he left without further incident in fear he was going to get cuffed.
Alert Level 4 restrictions were applied to prevent the spread of the virus so New Zealanders can get back to normality quicker.
People are required to follow the Government’s guidelines and rules provided at their Unite Against Covid-19 website to protect everyone under the restrictions.
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