Well-wishers raised $ 20 thousand for Starbucks barista, who refused to serve the client without a mask

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Well-wishers have already raised almost $ 19,500 for a Starbucks employee in San Diego who refused to serve the client without a protective mask – after she posted a post complaining about him on social networks and threatened to call the police “next time”.

A fundraising page for Lenin Gutierrez was created after a certain Amber Lee Gills posted his photo on social networks, complaining about the service. “Meet Lenin, who did not sell me coffee because I don’t have a mask on. – the woman wrote. “Next time I will bring a medical certificate and wait for the police to come.”

In the comments to her own post, Gills also wrote that she is not wearing a mask because of medical contraindications, adding that “masks are stupid, and everyone who wears them is idiots.” Since then, more than 47 thousand people have shared her record, however, the vast majority was not in a hurry to side with the dissatisfied client. Gills was criticized for “arrogance”, “spoiling” and neglect of the law.

San Diego County residents are required to wear face masks in most public places – including restaurants and cafes – from May 1. If they ignore these rules, employees and small business owners have every right to refuse service. “Unfortunately, law enforcement agencies cannot ensure that everyone wears a mask. “The authorities emphasized in an official statement.“ But keep in mind: if you don’t have one on you, then you may not be allowed into public transport, a number of enterprises and other places. ”

Gutierrez posted a video on Facebook on Tuesday, thanking everyone who donated. He said that he uses the amount collected by well-wishers to fulfill the dream of his life and become a professional dancer.

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