A New York man confronted a woman about the alleged use of food stamps to buy soda for resale at her store (video below).
In the clip, the man -- who identified himself as a lawyer -- confronts the woman while she puts groceries in her car. The woman, who reportedly runs a store, is identified by the person who made the video to be related to a convenience store owner named Ahmed Alshami. Alshami is accused of running a food stamp scam in his deli in Buffalo, New York, claims Mad World News.
In the video, the man accuses the woman of taking his tax money and buying a “bunch of pop” to sell at her “gas station.”
“You can’t tell me what to do with my card,” the woman says.
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“It’s fraud,” the man responds.
“How is it fraud? Because I went in there and bought all this pop for myself? That's stereotyping!" she replies.
“What's your name?" the man says. The woman then tells him that her name is “F--- America.”
“Why don't you go back to where you came from, then?" he replies.
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“Detroit? I was born in Detroit,” she responds. “Why don't you go where you came from? You're not Native American, you go back to your country. F--- out of here."
The video quickly went viral, sparking outrage among people who felt as though the woman was ripping off the welfare system.
“Food stamp fraud. What a trashy mouth,” one viewer commented.
“This makes me sick! There are so many people out there that are struggling and need that help and people like this down [right] abuse it like the tax payers owe them,” another added.
Despite the outrage, Snopes concluded that the authenticity of the clip was unclear, considering that neither the man or the woman came forward after the confrontation surfaced online. In addition, Snopes pointed out there was no evidence to support how the man knew that the woman purchased the beverages using food stamps.
WARNING: Contains strong language.