Duluth muffin macer sprays man following epic SuperAmerica argument [VIDEO]

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"There's only like 15 more muffins there -- I can wait," he said, prompting her to come back with this: "There's only like 15 ass whoopins if you don't get the fuck out of my face!"
:::: UPDATE :::: Sam Rosenwinkel, star of Duluth muffin mace video, speaks about his newfound celebrity [INTERVIEW]

We've all been there. You're waiting in line at the gas station, possibly in a hurry to get out of there, and the person checking out in front of you is annoyingly taking their sweet ass time.

Most of us probably bite our lips and suffer through the wait in silence. But for better or worse, that wasn't the approach a customer at a Duluth SuperAmerica took earlier this month when faced with that situation.

Fed up with the hemming and hawing of a cig-purchasing woman checking out in front of him, the man butted in and asked the clerk to get him his cigarettes first. But the woman, appalled by the man's rudeness, told him: "Fuckin' A, you wait!" She finally chose her cigs, then added: "And now I'm not done!"

She then proceeded to purchase a bakery's worth of muffins, one by one, just to piss the impatient customer off.

Things got heated. After two minutes of continued back-and-forth shit talk -- including a threat from the woman that she'd have her boyfriend kick the impatient man's ass -- she ended up spraying the man's face with mace, yelling "don't fuck with me!" as she left the store.

Here's the footage:



Seems like the clerk probably should've done something, anything, to prevent the situation from escalating, doesn't it?

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ViaChicago
ViaChicago

If I were in Duluth I might have a little snarky fun like Sam did but in Chicago you simply can't take the chance. people get shot for looking funny at someone.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

This is assault, pure and simple.  Yeah, the guy is being a dink, but come on.  She's deliberately provoking a scene.  It's as if she came into the store with the intention of starting something and escalating it to the point of macing somebody.

therightreverendlarr
therightreverendlarr

I revise my opinion. Totally. THE GUY ROCKS!! He was laughing and really just having some fun, with an obviously very neurotic individual. His timing is impeccable though. How can you not love a guy who so instinctively knows how to mock arrogance? "You need more muffins? There's only like, 6 left." Omy god that was just beautiful, and you see how it just infuriated this girl.


Luckily it was only mace, he will recover. But she needs to pay the price. And I predict she will be arrested. And she'll see how cool the guy really is, because he'll still just laugh it off.

"Is this really happening?"

ruggaby
ruggaby

Hahahaha! As she was walking out, did she really yell back, "Signed, sealed, delivered!"?

God, I hope so. I really, really hope so. That would be... that would be just fabulous.

Stuttering John
Stuttering John

The clerk said "you might wanna go in the bathroom and wash that off..." At least

lenti
lenti

Dropped my comment - the guy is a tool. He doesn't show up till :14, tries to step past her and then waits for all of 5 seconds before butting in for his emergency pack of Camel Lights. Then he drops the f-bomb first. After she tells him to step off, he continues to goad and antagonize her.

Macing was not right and the police should probably look her up to deliver a reminder that 1) SA is not the Thunderdome; 2) mace is for protection from physical assault, not hipster dicks.

Still, his behavior reminded me of the line from Reservoir Dogs - you keep talking like a b*tch and I'm a slap you like a b1tch.

David Hepenstal
David Hepenstal

How many cans of mace does she go through in a year?

mark.gisleson
mark.gisleson

Oh, it will get worse. The more the 1% wins, the more the bottom 20% will throw a monkey wrench into society's gears. No place to go? Why not drive the minimum speed limit and slow traffic down for everyone? No job? Take your time with your lunch selection because you don't have to rush back to work.


This is our culture of selfishness pared down to its essentials. The rich can't afford to create jobs and so the poor don't have the luxury of being in a hurry. Hard to say how this one will play out, but I'm betting on forced labor camps for loiterers.

Bryanne Horne
Bryanne Horne

I agree that the clerk couldn't/shouldn't have done anything to "prevent" this since it's not his responsibility and no sane person would have seen her macing him coming (never mind that customers are idiots like this all the time). What he SHOULD have done was gotten on the phone the second she did it and called the police, and checked to see if she had a vehicle she was leaving in and gotten a description. Instead he stands there and stares at the guy and tell shim he might want to rinse his eyes out. So, you know he can't *see* so clearly can't call the police for himself, so you stand there and do nothing.

William Slow Poke Day
William Slow Poke Day

In a perfect world that wouldn't be illegal, and the world would be a far more polite place, but it is illegal, and that chick is a felon.

cliff43
cliff43

Could not agree more, this is an assault, she should be arrested, its not like the police don't have any evidence. And what a lucky guy her "boyfriend" is.

Geargirl
Geargirl

This is assault - why isn't there a warrant out for her arrest. 

Rob Parkos
Rob Parkos

Damn - Yeah you dont just get to attack people with a weapon just because they are being an asshole

keny1
keny1

Of course she can take her sweet-ass time.  It's not like she has to be at a job or anything.

Kelly McNutt
Kelly McNutt

Need more muffins. Oh, and an assault charge, please.

goyzilla
goyzilla

I'm hungry for muffins now.

Amy Feagler
Amy Feagler

Yeah, really. Wth is he supposed to do? Also, were the police called or did she just get away with this? I hate stories that end this way...

Darin Back
Darin Back

This is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Put the crazy bitch in jail..

natemann133
natemann133

While the guy didn't deserve to be maced, he was being a dick (granted, she's no angel either).

msummers5
msummers5

That woman should be arrested for assault.  Not cool.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

pretty clear case of assault

David Gustafson
David Gustafson

"Seems like the clerk probably should've done something, anything, to prevent the situation from escalating, doesn't it?" -- For minimum wage, miserable working conditions, rotten hours and less, and now City Pages expects the clerk to play referee for any morons who wander into the store? Yikes.

twke01
twke01

My first favorite part is how she sings "signed, sealed, delivered!"  My second favorite part is where she hopefully gets charged with assault.

kel0
kel0

Strikes me as assault, so it does. Good grief - bitch of the day.

lenti
lenti

@therightreverendlarr Can't agree with you. Would he have been his merry prankster self if that had been a large black man or a group of teenagers? She was wrong in what she did in the end, but I think he didn't expect the provocation to be answered, and that makes it kind of bullying on his part, doesn't it?

I bet the video would have been much more dramatic, though, if it had been a dude or a member of a group of yutes giving him a quiet see-you-in-the-parking-lot-sucker glare and watching him STFU.

This is a good illustration of the difference between virtual life and real; online you can be all the snark you can be but IRL that behavior, especially with someone who is clearly annoyed with you and acting out, is a recipe for a face full of something. As you said, he's lucky it was only mace.

Geargirl
Geargirl

I just sent the link to this article to the Duluth police department!

wowski
wowski

BAHAHAHAAHAH.  You racist fool. 

therightreverendlarr
therightreverendlarr

I hear you @lenti, you are correct. If this had been someone else, things could have very easily  turned out far worse than it did. And yes, I also agree, the guy initiated the disagreement when he cursed first. That was what really set the girl off originally.

But once he did that, he became totally cool about the situation. He backs up and tells her several times, 'Take as much time as you want."

I think why she got so mad is because the madder she got, the more calm he became. Yes he eventually was mocking and making fun of her, but for her to get this worked up about standing in line, I think she deserved to get mocked.

The guy also laughs at one point and asks himself, "Is this happening?", indicating to me, he possibly was a bit high from whatever and just having fun and in slight disbelief at this surreal turn of events. Even when she sprays him, he doesn't retaliate, and he appears to be someone who could very easily retaliate if he chose to.

If I would assign blame, I would give him 10% and the ABW 90%.

I am a master decipherer of body language and I believe my suspicions about this guy are correct. I sure hope some enterprising journalist finds and interviews him, and the ABW.

Saturday Night Live in their wildest dreams could not make up something this unintentionally hilarious.

The 'Signed, Sealed and Delivered' rendition at the end, elevated the entire thing to epicness.

BioBeing
BioBeing

@therightreverendlarr This guy reminds me of the impatient Verizon Wireless customers I use to service in St Anthony Village.  Some of them think they are so entitled.  As I was servicing one customer, another one would walk on up and ask if I could help them immediately.  I can understand her agitation over the situation, but she shouldn't have maced him.  Our patience will achieve more than our force.

wowski
wowski

It's not assault........ he got pepper-sprayed.  because he was a douche-bag and I would have socked him in the face.  That woulda been assult.... not pepper spray from a little woman.   Dude deserved it, you moron.

therightreverendlarr
therightreverendlarr

are my suspicions correct @lenti? you are in law enforcement of some type. Perhaps judiciary? whatever, it's nice to exchange views without any animosity or the usual internet personal assault. lets meet here more often to hash out these cyber cultural issues!!

lenti
lenti

@therightreverendlarrYou're right that she is the instigator of the assault and accountable. She had no reason to mace him other than poor temper-management skills. 

That deserves a talk with the cops and probably a judge, before next time when she might go for the mace first. 

Still aggravated assault though, due to his ongoing refusal to de-escalate the situation. When "take all the time you want" didn't work didn't seem to goad her enough, he deliberately shifted to commenting on the muffins. 


therightreverendlarr
therightreverendlarr

@lenti I can't believe you are assigning only 49% blame to this wildcat! No matter how much this guy mocked or goaded her, there is just no excuse for spraying mace in his face when he did nothing to attack her.

I believe where my thinking differs here is that I am a born comedian and I crave humor in all aspects of life. I find that it was hysterically funny how he mocked her by exposing how ridiculous her behavior actually was. Basically in my eyes, if you don't want to get mocked, don't do mockable things.

I completely agree, that the guy took a risk and yes, he probably would not have been so merry to a group of men or a young buck, BUT...if he had, and the young buck had gotten just as hysterically angry as ABW, with the same classic lines ("I got 15 ass whoopings if you don't shut the fuck up!"), it would have been just as funny!

It's a fine line yes, but I believe this guy played it like a pro.

When someone overreacts to something trivial and you have the audacity to remain calm amid the hysteria while pointing out how ridiculous the person is behaving, that is true comedy at it's highest form.

The fact that no one got seriously hurt maintains the humor.

But it does not absolve ABW.

She should be held accountable and made to pay the consequences.

lenti
lenti

@therightreverendlarr Well stated. I won't oppose your belief  his comments started out neutral, but I have been to enough Minnesota-passive-aggressive-knife-fight conversations to counter that continually narrating someone's behavior is one of the most antagonizing things you can do in that context. 

As you said, "I think why she got so mad is because the madder she got, the more calm he became." and it seems to me he was doing that deliberately to provoke her, and he would -not- have done that to someone he thought might hurt him. 

For me, blame percentage for him getting maced in the face from me is 51 him / 49 her. 

She chose to respond to a verbal confrontation with a physical assault, but he gets the nod because there would not have been any confrontation in the first place if he had stopped addressing her after cutting in line.

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