Brawl at San Diego Vons store caught on video

Posted at 7:37 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 08:42:34-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - A video posted to Facebook of a woman getting into a violent altercation with a Vons employee is going viral. 

Ibrahim Ahmed was at the El Cajon grocery store Friday purchasing lottery tickets when two Vons employees began confronting another woman.

Ahmed used his phone to record the incident which shows one employee physically blocking the woman from leaving the store.  The employee is seen talking into her mobile phone as several patrons look on.

"The store employee was on the phone with the police at the time of the incident," a Vons spokeswoman told 10News. 

WATCH VIDEO: El Cajon Vons brawl ensues as woman with baby formula tries to leave store (Caution: Video includes graphic language)

The woman repeatedly demands the employee to move out of her way and starts shoving her but the employee refuses to step aside. 

When the employee grabs ahold of the woman's bag, she tries to hit the employee with the bag but several canisters fall out. The Vons employee then kicks the canisters away.

"The worker turned her bag upside down and all the baby formula over 200$ [sic] worth fell all over the floor," Ahmed said.

The video ends as the woman leaves the store and the employee is on the phone with police. 

According to Ahmed, the women returned to the store to find a set of keys.

The woman "dropped her keys An the Von's lady helped her find them an even after helping her she was cursing at them An picked up a cart trying to throw it at the same lady," Ahmed said.

"She said, 'you shouldn't have touched my bag you're a Mexican,'" Ahmed said.  "After the video she kept cursing at them and she said this is why Donald Trump want you guys out of this f****** country."
10News reached out to El Cajon Police Department but they said no police report was taken; only a 9-1-1 call was recorded. 
The condition of the employee is unknown at this time but a Vons spokesperson said they are working with her to provide support.

"Unfortunately, we cannot comment on the pending investigation, but we are cooperating with the requests of law enforcement," said Jenna Watkinson, a Vons spokeswoman.