(Meredith)– A supermarket employee stated a customer punched her when she didn’t react to an unheard question.
Liberty Gratz is deaf and has vision loss. She’s worked at a Publix grocery store in Virginia considering that it opened last fall.
On Sunday, Liberty was kneeling to organize items on a lower shelf when she stated the buyer struck her.
“All of a sudden, I felt some female hit me in my back,” Liberty stated through her mother, Jeanette Gratz’s, interpreting, inning accordance with WRIC.
Liberty’s mother said she could not hear the lady asking where to discover an item in the store, so the female ended up being frustrated. When Liberty recognized the customer needed help, she still assisted her after the violent encounter.
“She handed the lady a pen and paper so she could inform her exactly what she needed, then showed her where it was,” Jeanette said. “She stated the girl still acted and looked mad while she was assisting her.”
The store supervisors were encouraging and analyzed security footage, but nobody could figure out the identity of the customer.
Liberty uses Sign language (ASL) to communicate with her loved ones. While at work, she interacts with clients by composing on a pad of paper.
Following the event, Liberty and her mother told WRIC they would enjoy to sit down with the customer and have a discussion about being kind to individuals.
“I understand hurt people typically are the ones that harm individuals,” Jeanette stated. “I will continue to pray for them, and I hope that things improve in their life so they can be better to other people.”
Info from WRIC via CNN contributed to this report.
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