Human Interest Fla. Man Who Yelled After He Was Asked to Wear a Mask in Costco Loses His Job "I feel threatened. Back off. Threaten me again. Back the f— up, put your f— phone down," the man yells in the video By Rachel DeSantis Rachel DeSantis Instagram Twitter Rachel DeSantis is a writer/reporter covering music at PEOPLE. She has held various roles since joining the brand in 2019, and was previously a member of the human interest team. As a music writer, Rachel interviews everyone from rock-and-roll legends to up-and-coming stars for magazine feature stories and digital news stories. Rachel is based in New York City, and previously worked as an entertainment reporter at the New York Daily News after getting her start as an Entertainment Weekly intern. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 9, 2020 01:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Daniel Maples. Photo: Billy Corben Twitter A Florida insurance salesman was fired from his job after he was caught on viral video aggressively shouting obscenities in response to a request to wear a required face mask while shopping in Costco. The clip was shot at a Costco in Fort Myers in late June, and has so far amassed nearly 12 million views since it was shared to Twitter by Billy Corben, the Miami filmmaker tweeted. In the video, the man — whose shirt reads “Running the World Since 1776” — is not wearing a mask, and is asked by the person filming the video to remain six feet away. “You’re harassing me,” the man says, before growing aggressive and shouting as he comes closer to the person filming while flexing his upper body in a threatening manner. “I feel threatened. Back off. Threaten me again. Back the f— up, put your f— phone down.” Bowden said the shouting was directed toward a man who stepped in after an elderly woman asked the man in the red shirt to put on a mask. Costco has required all customers to wear a mask since May 4, with exceptions only for children under 2 and people with medical conditions. The man in the video was identified as Daniel Maples by the Fort Myers News-Press. He did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. Jersey Shore's JWoww and Deena Cortese Clap Back After Cast Is Criticized for Not Wearing Masks Maples had reportedly worked since 2016 for Ted Todd Insurance, though the company announced on Twitter that he had been fired in light of the video. “Thank you to everyone for their comments and messages raising awareness about a former employee at Ted Todd Insurance. Their behavior in the video is in direct conflict with our company values and their employment has been terminated,” the company wrote. CEO Charley Todd followed with an additional statement in which he said his company would immediately review its existing culture. “Threatening behavior and intimidation go against our core mission to be trusted advisors in our community,” Todd wrote. Corben said he obtained the video from the man who filmed the encounter, and shared it with his many followers on Twitter with the hashtag #BecauseFlorida. Mike Pence Encourages Wearing Face Masks: It ‘Will Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus’ “The idea that we’re politicizing a public health crisis, we’re beyond that. This is costing lives,” he told the News-Press. “There are people getting sick who shouldn’t be getting sick. There are people dying who shouldn’t be dying, because we are run by mayors and presidents who don’t believe in science.” Florida has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, and as of Thursday afternoon, had at least 223,775 cases and 3,888 deaths attributed to the virus, according to The New York Times. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.