Couple who bought supermarket's entire supply of meat and 'bragged' about it at checkout say they are now getting DEATH THREATS as shelves continue to empty because of panic buying
Dan Marcotte and girlfriend bought entire supply of meat from Save On Foods
They were caught on video with two shopping carts full of several types of meat
Since video was posted, Marcotte claims they have been receiving death threats
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By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com (UK)
23 March 2020
A Canadian couple who purchased a supermarket's entire supply of meat and 'bragged' about it while checking out, are now claiming that they are living in fear after receiving numerous death threats.
Dan Marcotte and his girlfriend were captured on video by customer, Taylor Born, stockpiling on several types of meat at the Save On Foods in Lake Country last weekend.
The video shows the couple standing in the checkout line with two shopping carts full of meat at a time when millions of people have flooded stores to stock up on essentials amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Born told Kelowna Now that Marcotte and his girlfriend 'ran in front of other customers, cutting them off to take every last item'.
She claimed they even 'bragged' to everyone about wiping out the stock and leaving 'nothing left for anyone to get'.
Marcotte, who owns the Dan-Mel moving company, has since spoken out about the incident and blamed it on panic-buying amid the coronavirus outbreak that has seen thousands of people in the US and other countries flock to grocery stores and wipe out items like toilet tissue, paper towels and sanitizers.
'Everybody knows who I am, because I put myself out there, (now) I'm getting death threats and I don't answer the phone so I'm losing business. My own mother is ashamed of me,' Marcotte told news site, Vancouver Is Awesome.
Marcotte said he has also donated $1,000 to the Lake Country Food Bank after the incident.
He called the stockpiling a 'mistake' after he got caught up in the anxiety surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
'If me and my girlfriend had done this two months ago nobody would say a bloody word. We're getting crucified for buying two carts of meat. We might have gone overboard, but we didn't push people or laugh at anyone.
'I'm not feeling safe, and me and my girlfriend are scared.'
The video of Marcotte and his girlfriend has since been removed from Facebook…
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