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Shoppers Brawl Over One-Way Arrows At Store


A fight yesterday over directional arrows on the floor of a Goodwill store ended with a pair of shoppers under arrest for battery, Florida court records show.

According to police, Jenna Sims, 29, was inside the Tampa-area thrift store when she got into a confrontation with Paul Turner, 50, "over the floor directions due to COVID-19."

As part of Goodwill Industries's coronavirus safety measures, one-way aisles have been established to allow patrons to more easily maintain a six-foot distance from other individuals.

Cops say that Sims was upset upon spotting Turner going the wrong way in an aisle. During an ensuing argument, Sims allegedly struck Turner "about his body, head, and face." Turner responded by shoving Sims away.

While a criminal complaint contends that the 6' 3", 220-pound Turner "did not suffer any injuries from this battery," a mug shot (seen above) shows several welts and abrasions on his head. The 5' 4", 125-pound Sims appears to have escaped the mutual combat unscathed.