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Keep the Change! Woman Demands Free Groceries As Reparations, Gets More Than She Bargained for After Busting In on Security Guard

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An Ohio woman learned the hard way not to trifle with Target security. After wheeling her nearly $1k worth of groceries to the checkout, the entitled shopper demanded the groceries for free as “reparations”.

Naturally, her ploy didn’t work. After becoming aggressive with store management, security stepped in to attempt to defuse the situation. When the disgruntled shopper couldn’t get satisfaction from security, she forced her way into the office. What happened next was a “keep the change” moment. Check this out.

A security guard in Ohio reportedly punched a customer in the face after she demanded the store credit her over $1,000 worth of groceries because of “reparations.”

Law enforcement officials from the Blue Ash Police Department determined Zach Cotter acted in self-defense after punching unruly customer Karen Ivery in the face at Target store in October 2022, the New York Post reported. The incident occurred after Ivery repeatedly demanded more than $1,000 worth of groceries be gifted to her due to reparations, the outlet stated, citing a police report.

Turns out there is no free lunch, no free groceries, and Ohio isn’t quite as open to the reparation nonsense as California is. What Ohio will give you, however, is a pop-in-the-kisser when you get aggressive with store security. Maybe if they would employ those tactics in Portland, Chicago, New York City, and literally every major blue city in America perhaps Portland residents would still have Walmart and Cracker Barrel.

Or maybe they don’t deserve delicious biscuits and discount bargains. Speaking of not deserving something (reparations),our Karen, whose name literally is Karen, prompted her change by doing this:

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When a manager was called to mitigate the situation, Ivery reportedly got angry and “walked aggressively” towards the manager, prompting Cotter, the store’s loss prevention officer, to intervene. Cotter urged Ivery to calm down and leave the store, but she allegedly refused. Instead, Ivery followed Cotter to his office where she reportedly forced entry, prompting the security guard to punch her in the face. Cotter then called the law enforcement officials, according to the outlet.

I certainly don’t advocate for violence, particularly when the violence is directed toward women. However, if you act crazy toward security, crazy things are likely to happen.

Body cam footage shows an arriving officer asking Ivery if she is “okay.” Ivery replies, “Physically, I’m okay. Emotionally, I’m very very angry.”

Ivery went on to accuse officers of “gatekeeping” her, questioning their request for her ID and insisting that she wanted to have a “larger conversation” about money and how it works. “We all know money has not been treating everybody equally,” Ivery stated, arguing that was disadvantaged.

Her intent, she argued, was to open up a larger conversation by asking Target to compensate what she could not pay of her $1,000+ bill. “I know the heart of this place,” Ivery said of the retail store. “[Target] is the right place for me to have this conversation,” she stated in footage obtained by the Daily Caller.

While speaking to officers about her confrontations with Target employees, Ivery declared “This is my Rosa Parks moment, dude. Don’t play with me,” according to the footage.

The last time I read my history, Rosa Parks didn’t get a poke in the chops for being an a-hole and trying to start a mess with Target’s security. Had she, maybe the narrative would be different today. That isn’t good or bad, just saying.

In America, what you can’t pay of your bill is what you don’t get. There are no handouts unless you are homeless in California. Our deluded heroin discovered the hard way that if you are in southwest Ohio and you expect reparations, you are likely to get asked politely to leave, and if you don’t, you might get a backhand from store security.