Convenience store employee axed after throwing water on homeless woman in freezing weather

A Louisiana convenience store worker named Kasey Young thought it would be cool to video herself dumping a bucket of water on a homeless woman outside while telling her to get out of the parking lot, but it backfired when it went viral and got her terminated instead.

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It was 26 degrees outside when the worker reportedly tossed the water on the woman sitting in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge the day after Christmas, according to the Daily Mail.

Young allegedly angrily yelled at the woman, “Move!” after throwing the water. Adding for good measure, “Not telling y’all again. Move it! Clean this sh*t the f**k up!”

The employee unbelievably posted the video herself on Instagram and defended cruelly dousing the woman. She asserted that she attempted to get the group of homeless people hanging outside the store to leave the parking lot and called the police.

Another employee at the store told WAFB in an interview that Young often fed homeless people in the area and that she just lost her temper that morning. The person went on to comment that homeless people frequently hang around outside the store where they use drugs and harass customers.

The store’s manager Abdullah Mufahi fired the worker within 24 hours of the video going viral, according to WAFB.

Mufahi bluntly stated during a press conference, “When I got the news, I didn’t speak to the employee too much. All I told her was to leave the property because we do not handle situations like that.”

He went on to comment that Young should have done “anything but what she did.”

The store owner noted that homeless people loitering around the store was having an effect on his business. Muflahi acknowledged that Young had called the police on homeless people hanging out at the store many times previously, according to the Washington Times.

The woman who had the water thrown on her has since connected with the proper services to receive assistance and has been placed in a shelter, according to Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome.

“For someone to get ice cold water thrown on them in these below-freezing temperatures is just disrespectful,” Larry McGriffin, a member of Evolve Louisiana, told WVLA-TV in Baton Rouge. “It also could’ve hurt this person physically.”

A separate statement from local activists declared that the homeless woman “will not be sleeping on the streets tonight. The white store employee, Kasey Young, has been fired and charges filed for simple battery that she will receive a summons for.”

According to the Washington Times, this is the same convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police after he was accused of waving a gun around and illegally selling CDs. The city of East Baton Rouge paid $4.5 million to the Sterling family in 2021 in a settlement for the wrongful death lawsuit.

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