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A woman refused to wear a mask at a Panera Bread in California, claiming they’re useless to stop the spread of COVID-19 since people can still smell farts through pants, video shows.
The footage, taken Monday at a Panera Bread in Chico, shows a woman, dubbed “Panera Karen” by some online in a reference a woman who called police on a black birdwatcher in New York City, holding her cellphone over her shoulder. She is appears to be trying to record while hiding her face. Meanwhile, a man standing behind her chides her for not wearing a mask, which she’s holding in the same hand.
“Wow, you’re sure brave,” the man, identified as William See, tells the woman. “You’re sure a tough one, aren’t you?”
See then asks a Panera employee to “get this lady out of here,” prompting the worker to say that she has just called security, video shows.
“So you’re not going to serve me because I’m not wearing a mask?” the woman asks.
“No, they’re not going to serve you because you’re not wearing a mask, that’s exactly right,” See replies.