A video emerged online showing a heated confrontation between a woman and a safe-entry staff member at City Square Mall.
The woman was apparently trying to scan her phone at the safe-entry kiosk but the machine wasn’t scanning.
The woman then shouted at the staff member, saying “IT IS NOT SCANNING BECAUSE SHE IS AN OLD B—-“
A passerby then attempted to defuse the situation, to which the woman then shouted “NO, I WANT TO TEACH HER A LESSON!”
The staff member then said something that wasn’t picked up by the camera, to which the woman then shouted back: “YOU WANT TO CHALLENGE ME AH!”
Anyone who makes any noise in excess that is likely to cause annoyance or inconvenience to others in the vicinity or in any public setting could face fines of up to $1,000.
Under the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA), a person who insults another person with the intention to cause harassment, alarm or distress is guilty of an offence.
Persons found guilty faces a fine of up to $5,000 and/or a jail term of up to 6 months; for repeat offenders, the maximum penalties will be doubled.