Woman in wheelchair ‘with knife’ sprayed with fire extinguisher after confronting looters in Minneapolis Target (VIDEOS)
One of the videos of the incident apparently shows the backdoor of the shop and looters attempting to carry out stolen goods past the woman, who tries to stop them. A person shouts: “She’s stabbing people, she’s got a knife!” after which the woman is sprayed with a fire extinguisher. It is difficult to tell from the video whether she was actually armed.
At the Target in Minneapolis that was being looted tonight during the BLM riot, a woman in a wheelchair was attacked. pic.twitter.com/JxsXTB30xI— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020
Another video shows a white woman wrestling something out of the unidentified shop defender’s hand. A black woman meanwhile comes from behind the wheelchair and punches the woman in the head several times as others shout at her to stop.
The altercation apparently continued. Another video shows the woman in the wheelchair being forcefully dragged away from a cart full of goods as she tries to latch onto it.
Is this the start of Helter Skelter? The Purge? Mixed with a little Dawn of the Dead defending a mall and 12 Monkeys pandemic for good measure? pic.twitter.com/zjNCB69Opw— Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊⏳ (@CassandraRules) May 28, 2020
In the aftermath, the woman said she was “peacefully protesting” against the looters and was attacked by them for it.
Not all heroes wear capes. Minneapolis rioters trying to loot a Target store viciously attacked a white woman in a wheelchair who tried to stop them. She's the real hero! #minneapolisriots#imwithwheelchairwomanpic.twitter.com/iUpsIPgWaz— Mathijs Koenraadt (@mknrdt) May 28, 2020
“I got punched in my head several times. I got grabbed from behind,” she said. “They stole my keys, they stole everything they could off of me. I got maced in the face. I got covered with fire extinguisher stuff.”
The confrontation happened on Wednesday amid a day of rioting and looting in Minneapolis triggered by the choking death of a black man during an arrest by the police. George Floyd died on Monday after being pinned to the ground by an officer, who put his knee on Floyd’s neck and ignored his warnings that he couldn’t breathe.
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