INCHEON, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – An employee at a convenience store in Incheon recently experienced a ‘food terror attack’ by a customer who visited the store around midnight.
After buying milk and a sandwich, the customer started eating them in the corner of the store.
Since the government has upgraded the social distancing rule to Level 2.5, customers of convenience stores have been banned from dining-in at stores.
The worker asked the customer several times to stop eating inside the store. As the customer neglected his repeated requests, he finally called the police.
At that moment, however, the customer lashed out, throwing the milk and sandwich at him, and disappeared after opening the door.
The number of convenience stores nationwide has been on an upward trend, exceeding 40,000 as of last year. The number of convenience store-related crimes is also on the rise.
According to the National Police Agency, among convenience store-related crimes that happened last year, thefts ranked first with 5,853 cases, followed by assault with 2,448 cases, sexual assaults with 282 cases and robberies with 73 cases.
What also continues is the unpleasant visits of customers who refuse to wear masks despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There are many customers who forget to wear masks or who wear their mask on their chin while drunk,” a convenience store worker said.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)