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Man Is Tackled After Ranting About Women Calling Him Short In Crazy Viral Video

Amy Pilkington 11 Jul 2019

I never used to understand the appeal of bagels, and then I went to a proper bagel shop and discovered that when done right, they are incredible.

I've joined the crowd of commuters making that morning stop for caffeine and carbohydrates before work. Mostly, that crowd has the glassy-eyed, pre-coffee look as they stare down at their phones to see what kind of crazy the day has in store for them.

But at a Bagel Boss in Long Island, the 9 a.m. crowd had a whole different feel.

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Since this is the age of smartphones and social media, the entire incident involving a customer of shorter stature was recorded and posted to Twitter.

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The video starts when the man is mid-rant.

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He's particularly focused on how women treat men who aren't tall.

"Why is it OK for women to say, 'Oh you’re 5 feet' on dating sites — you should be dead. That’s OK?"

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"Everywhere I go I get the same f*ing smirk with the biting lip."

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The manager, Patty, told The New York Post that the rant seemed to be triggered when the female employee that was serving him smiled at him.

In response, he began being rude to the employee.

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Customer Olivia Reyes decided to start filming after one of her friends stepped in tell him to leave the woman alone.

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She wasn't sure what was going to happen, but wanted video in case it got violent. Which it sort of did.

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As the man yelled, other patrons began trying to talk him down. In particular, a man in a blue shirt.

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The angry man moves right in close, demanding to know if the other guy wants to take it outside.

"Shut your mouth. You are not God or my father or my boss. Dude, do you want to step outside?"

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Finally, the man in blue decides to force the rant to a stop by tackling the guy to the ground.

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No one appears to be hurt and you can hear the tackler telling the guy to calm down and that he can't just treat women that way.

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"I just wanted bagels," Olivia can be heard saying as the rant is brought to an end.

As for the tackler, the manager says that he's their hero. "If he didn’t tackle him, it would’ve gone on and on," she said.

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When Olivia posted the video, she didn't expect it to go viral, but even celebrities were into it.

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It also raised a debate about how much hate the angry man should receive for the outburst.

The rant feels like the result of a lot of pent-up anger and it's likely that he's dealt with years of bullying due to his height. Still, the female employees of a bagel shop shouldn't be the victims of his outburst, especially when it's part of their job to smile at customers.

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In another video taken by another customer, it turns out that the tackle wasn't quite the end of the story.

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After most of the other customers had cleared out — including, it appears, the man in blue — the manager tries to tell the angry customer to take his food and go. He throws down his food and begins to storm out, but one of the employees lets a laugh escape.

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He storms back as the manager scolds the employee.

Thankfully, after only a few more choice words, he grabs his bagel again and storms out.

The police were called, but there were no injuries and no charges filed.

h/t: The New York Post

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