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Police were called when a man exploded in anger over a store’s Pride garden gnomes

The rainbow garden gnomes
Photo: Asda/via Facebook

A man allegedly threw a giant temper tantrum at a grocery store when he saw rainbow-themed garden gnomes for sale.

According to PlymouthLive, police had to be called this past Saturday afternoon to an Asda store in the UK when a man created a disturbance over garden gnomes.

A witness said that the man had a rainbow gnome like the one in the picture below in his bag when he started “causing a disturbance.”

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“The guy started saying random things like it’s a gnome, it offended him as they don’t have a sexuality,” the witness said.

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“I’m assuming the guy was offended as they look like they have a gender, that’s the bit I caught of the situation.”

The Devon and Cornwall Police said that the man was “abusive and loud” when four officers showed up at the store, after they were told that a man was shouting at staff.

He was “was advised to leave the store by officers at the scene,” according to a police spokesperson. They say that he “eventually” cooperated.

“The man was making a complaint about an item he had bought,” was all the police would say about his motives.

A spokesperson for Asda confirmed that there was an incident with a man who was “highly aggressive” in that store.

“We don’t accept threatening or abusive behaviour towards colleagues or customers,” the spokesperson said.

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