This is just disgraceful and pathetic. At a Walmart (of course) in Florida (of course), two women got into a fist fight replete with pulling hair and profanity over the last case of water on the shelf. They were part of the last minute rush to get supplies before Hurricane Matthew hit. The best of humanity this is not. One gal was bigger than most men and hit just as hard. The other was small and skinny, but scrappy as heck. Both are embarrassing to watch. This is Obama’s America.
Hurricane Matthew has killed over 800 in Haiti alone. The last time I checked on it last night it was a Category 2 and not nearly as bad as expected. Homes have been destroyed and the flooding and storm surge are epic. The hurricane weakened Saturday morning to a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. It pounded Florida, but it stayed offshore and spared the state a direct hit. Hyped by everyone out there as a killer, people were in a panic to stock up. Anyone with sense evacuated… others wasted time by brawling in Walmart.
From BizPac Review:
As Hurricane Matthew crept ever closer to the south eastern cost of the U.S. people began to panic and tempers flared in a South Florida Walmart when two women got in a brawl over the last case of water.
As the media continued its hype over the now Category 3 storm, residents in the areas about to be hit by Hurricane Matthew rushed to local stores to buy up supplies in case the crisis lasted longer than a day or two.
The two women, one clearly with a size and power advantage, began mixing it up over the water as shocked onlookers gathered around them, the Mirror reported.
It is unclear who threw the first punch, but clearly the taller woman is getting the best of the one in the print dress. The the scrappy smaller woman refuses to be put off and repeatedly jumps back into the fray even when the bigger woman walks away two times.
You would think an emergency like this would bring people together… instead, many act like animals. There is no excuse for behavior like this. Many people always have preps ready in case of a storm like this. People had well over a week of warning and most evacuated areas that could have taken a big hit. But there are always those who will wait till the last minute.
Gas lines are long and you have no guarantee of getting any fuel at all. Places are boarded and shut down. Overall, I would say the US was very lucky and mostly dodged this monster.
Over 1 million people in Florida are without power today. At least five people are dead because of this storm. We are not done with Matthew yet and the looters are out en force. I hope everyone stays safe. You can replace ‘stuff’, but not your life.