Massachusetts Authorities Search For Shopper Who Sprayed Walmart Cashier In Eyes With Lysol

It always seems that crisis brings out the best and worst in people. It does not really change people. It tends to magnify what is good and what is bad. This is a story of the latter. Police are looking for his woman after she allegedly sprayed a Walmart cashier in the eyes with Lysol after being told that there was a limit on the number of cans that could be purchased during the pandemic. Police in Leicester put out this picture for the woman who could find herself in the can instead.

Police in Florida arrested Stephen Fanelli after he allegedly assault a cashier clerk at a Dollar Tree after she chided him for cutting the line and not respecting social distancing.

Police say that the Massachusetts assault took place at the Walmart Supercenter in Leicester on March 27 after the cashier simply informed the shopper of the store limit. She then reportedly got into an Uber, which should make it easier for police to track her.

There is still a great deal of pandemic shopping going on. My wife went to the store last week when the store restocked toilet paper. A woman ran up and filled her cart with all of the stocked paper. An elderly lady asked if she really needed all of the toilet paper and that for elderly people it was difficult to get such essentials. The woman simply said she was buying for neighbors and took off.

One of the most disturbing and weirdly fascinating aspects of this pandemic is the continued shortage of toilet paper and things like bottled water. The fact of the shortage has fueled the continued pandemic shopping. If people would relax briefly, the shelves would again be full and a steady supply would resume. However, it is the panic shopping of others that is leading others to panic shop. At least bank runs are based on an understandable fear of losing one’s money. This is one product picked almost randomly and arbitrarily for a panic shopping spree.

The water is bizarre. There is no suggestion of contamination of the water supply. Yet, people are rushing to buy water like we have cholera outbreak.

Few people however respond to a limit on lysol with a criminal battery.

174 thoughts on “Massachusetts Authorities Search For Shopper Who Sprayed Walmart Cashier In Eyes With Lysol”

  1. People on water softeners need a water delivery service or bottled water. It is unhealthy to drink water with that much sodium in it. And if you use potassium, the barest trace makes it bitter.

    Most of CA has hard water. Water softeners are common here. But for those who have drinkable tap water, they are just being silly.

  2. Still more proof from Ground Zero that lockdown was an overreaction to bad numbers and worse thinking:

    “While tens of thousands are hospitalized across the United States due to COVID-19, the numbers are a fraction of what experts predicted just a few days ago. The main reason appears to be that the [IHME] projections were already off the day they were released.

    Given that states with available data had a current hospitalization rate around 6 to 20 percent, if each of the no-data states had a rate of 20 percent, the hospitalizations for the whole country would add up to some 47,000 as of April 3 to 4.

    The IHME model expected about 114,000 to 181,000 hospital beds would be needed nationwide on April 3, and roughly 120,000 to 430,000 on April 16.”

    You give up your rights based on a computer model?

  3. Young, then in your case regarding South Africa, I will assume that you are just Making Stuff Up.

    You certainly don’t act as one who is particularly scholarly…


    1. @David B Benson

      Here is a video produced by Australian 60 minutes regarding the violence and farm murders in South Africa. I doubt an American company would produce such a video because it doesn’t fit the template concerning the beautiful rainbow nation.


      1. And here is another such video from Sky News.

        Let me see, leftists like to say it really isn’t happening, it is some right wing conspiracy theory. Then if you show irrefutable evidence, leftists say, well those evil racists deserved it.


      2. South Africa is a disaster. The farmers and game preserve owners should accept reality, get out, and leave them to ruining what’s left of the country. They certainly chose the most effective means to destroy themselves – Socialism. In short order, they will have put themselves on the permanent list of countries in desperate need of food and medical aid. Always needing. Never improving.

        Socialism never gave opportunity to anyone, outside of the government officials who invariably live well while the population starves.

        I think it’s much harder to help a nation without any values of equality, freedom, or personal industry, rather than a bunch of like minded people founding a new colony based on all 3. It is difficult to overcome generations of problems. I have no idea how to fix this. I would have prosperity spread in South Africa, regardless of skin color. But it’s obviously only going to get worse.

        1. No, Karen, South Africa is a disappointment. In 1995, their per capita product at purchasing power parity was 23.5% that of the United States and now it is 21.8% that of the United States. However, the general homicide rate has improved, falling from 64.9 per 100,000 in 1995 to 35.6 per 100,000 in 2017.

          While we’re at it, define ‘socialism’.

  4. Paul C Schulte, how many strokes have you suffered from to be in such a state of Making Stuff Up?

    I owe you precisely nothing.


    1. David Benson is the God Emperor of Making Stuff Up and owes me forty-three citations (one from the OED, one from the town ordinances and two from the Old Testament), an equation and the source of a quotation, after seventy one weeks, and needs to cite all his work from now on. – you can desire that the sun come up tomorrow and it might happen, however I don’t think you will get a reference or link.

      1. Paul, I think you might be wasting time trying to communicate with a screwball.

  5. A x12 — That was informative regarding homicide rate densities. However, a citation and preferably a link is required for acceptance.


    1. David Benson is the God Emperor of Making Stuff Up and owes me forty-three citations (one from the OED, one from the town ordinances and two from the Old Testament), an equation and the source of a quotation, after seventy one weeks, and needs to cite all his work from now on. – considering how many citations you owe me, it is a bit presumptuous to be asking anyone else for citations.

  6. TIN, people almost everywhere are genetic admixtures.

    But I fear that I will have to leave you in your ignorant prejudice. I doubt that current genetic studies would actually inform you of the human condition.


    1. I tend to find psychology speaking, not going down the race rabbit 🕳️, that abuse, or abusive ways, is intergenerational. To break the habits, you have to be very self-aware and recognize bad patterns of behavior. Intrapersonal connection versus interpersonal connection.

  7. TIN, yes and then the Normans kicked out the rulers. But what possible connection does that have with the modern infestation of the Mafia? Especially genetic. Especially as the Balkans don’t have a Mafia.

    1. Sicilians have an admixture of African DNA. Africans are violent. The Balkans have African DNA as well. The Balkans are violent. Anywhere that there is significant African DNA, you have violence. It doesn’t have to manifest itself in any particular organizational form, such as the Mafia, it’s just violent behavior.

      1. The intentional homicide rate (incidents per 100,000 residents) is as follows:

        Greece: 0.7
        Croatia: 1.1
        Serbia: 1.1
        Bosnia (all components): 1.2
        Bulgaria: 1.5
        Macedonia: 1.5
        Roumania: 1.5
        Kosovo: 1.8
        Albania: 2.3
        Montenegro: 2.4
        Sicily and Sardinia: 0.86

        The homicide rate in Vermont is 1.6 per 100,000 per year.

          1. So what? His contention was that Sicily and the Balkans are violent due to their African DNA. Problem: they’re not violent.

            While we’re at it, in Martinique, the homicide rate last year was 2.8 per 100,000. In Jamaica, it was 57 per 100,000. Do Jamaicans have more potent African DNA? Or is it perhaps that in understanding social relations, biology doesn’t get you very far?

            1. HEY! Funny you should ask Mr Absurd, I will tell you exactly what one of my friend’s dads told me. He was a Jamaican immigrant to the US and skin black as coal. A fine fellow I remember him fondly. He “tutored” me on many points of race when I was a callow youth. Very politically incorrect stuff by today’s standards.

              He told me that they offloaded the african slaves in Jamaica and “broke” them there. The weaker slaves who were more docile were sent to sale in the US. The less docile slaves were kept in Jamaica and Haiti etc to work the sugar plantations.

              True or not, a lot of people believe that. I have heard it since from other people who believe it too. I am talking about black people here, not white people, who believe this.

              1. You are aware that the Windward and Leeward Islands are to the east of Jamaica? The Steve Sailer version of this particular legend is that the more congenial slaves were sold off in Barbados and that each successive island on the shipping route received more and more difficult slaves, So, 12 generations later, you get the 8 fold disparity in homicide rates between Barbados and Jamaica.

                Hmmm. In the last 30 years, the homicide rate in the Dominican Republic has fluctuated between 11 per 100,000 and 27 per 100,000. Jamaica’s has fluctuated between 22 and 60 per 100,000; Guyana’s between 10 and 28 per 100,000; Curacao’s between 7 and 33 per 100000; Bermuda’s between 0 and 13 per 100,000; that of Belize between 16 and 30 per 100,000; that of the British Virgin Islands between 0 and 17 per 100,000; that of the Cayman Islands, ditto; Dominica’s between 1 and 26; that of Grenada between 3 and 16; that of Panama between 6 and 18; Puerto Rico’s between 15 and 32 (nb the ancestry of Puerto Rican’s is about 65% white); St. Kitts between 9 and 66; St. Lucia between 5 and 30;

                Given that these have small populations, you could put it down to the sort of static you see in year to year statistics between suburban municipalities. There’s some truth to that, but note that Puerto Rico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic have populations large enough that that sort of noise should fade.

                Just guessing that there’s a vector in there that Sailer would regard it as a bore to study.

                1. culture is a big component in social violence. in both how it happens and now it is counted

                  for example in most countries around the globe women who get a beating don’t call 911 because nothing would happen

                  China PRC is notorious for that.

                  that’s the reporting side of it

                  also “honor cultures” have more violence. or so they say.

                  an honor culture is one with a lot of vendettas. like hatfield and mccoys, or siciliy, or parts of greece or your balkans, where there are sustained feuds

                  according to Malcolm Gladwell, these all have one thing in common: an agricultrual base in herding.

                  shepherds must guard the flock against wolves and bandits with immediate defensive violence, and so over a few thousand years, the locals learned to value hot tempers and independent action

                  these are all either arid dry regions (north africa, middle eastern desert ares) or mountainous (greece, sicily, scotland) or both

                  by contrast to grain farming cultures which value steady daily work and the crops can’t run away

                  for my part I do think there are genetic components to social behavior, I do think IQ matters also, but culture also plays large factors. it’s quite complicated!

                  you can’t put it all down to genetics. what you can see in social outcomes for Chinese people with the same sort of mixed ancestry across various different regions, on the average, is that those who have migrated from the rice-farming areas to the West, do better than those who migrated from the areas which were arid or mountainous or just had regular 9 season grain agriculture.

                  rice farming cultures produce people who across generations expect to work 360 days a year. their work ethic produces big results once transferred to places like America.

                  that’s what Gladwell says and I buy it. Also it’s to Gladwell’s credit that he does not dismiss IQ, he just emphasizes and elaborates cultural factors. He specifically discusses richard Lynn’s IQ work. Lynn is good. I suspect Young has heard of Richard Lynn too. but Gladwell is on to the cultural factors. book called “Outliers”

      2. I think that the African DNA in those places is North African DNA, generally distinct from DNA from darkest Africa. Berber, for example, and they are distantly related to people of the Middle East, like the ancient Egyptians. St. Augustine was a Berber. Not black.

  8. TIN, on this very blog Jonathan Turley has a report of a “white supremacist” attacking an Asian American family.

    The curse of violence is not genetic; recall the Klu Klutz Klan…


    1. David – The KKK started as a men’s fraternal organization, and eventually devolved into a vigilante group to deal with black violence. Eventually it petered out into nothing more than some simpletons playing dress-up and an opportunity for fund raising by the Southern Poverty Law Center and other essentially useless groups. But the KKK was a very long time ago and has nothing to do with the present day scourge of black violence, whether in the U.S. or in Europe.

      1. The panhandlers in Europe who were African were quite aggressive, but then again, so was a pick pocket-er that I finally snapped on, and yelled in the face, Back-Up, in worse terms, I won’t say here. He didn’t get the message until my hand was in his face. I said No Thank you many times before losing it.

      2. David – The KKK started as a men’s fraternal organization, and eventually devolved into a vigilante group to deal with black violence.

        Actually, it was formed to ‘deal with’ blacks voting in elections.

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