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Manager hits Extreme Couponer in face.

Posted by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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http://abcnews.go.com/Business/caught-tape-extreme-couponing-turns-violent/story?id=17803687#.ULK4cYfTaG6

The quest to save some money using coupons turned into a violent confrontation between an extreme couponer and the manager of a discount store.

Melissa Mozzo-Mart and Jennifer Hill were shopping at a Dollar Tree store in Germantown, Tenn., the day before Thanksgiving when they say they apparently brought too many coupons for the store to handle.

"We were told we were harassing her (the store manager) to use those coupons and she threatened to call the cops," Hill said.

The store had posted a large sign on its windows that it was now accepting coupons.


But Mozzo-Mart and Hill say that when faced with accepting a lot of them, the manager turned sassy.

They hit the "record" button on their cell phone, and captured this exchange:

Mart: Can I get the rest of Advil?
Store manager: No
Mart: and what's the reason?
Store manager: I cannot
Mart: so, there's no reason why I can't buy more than four items?
Store manager: I guess you better make like water and get to running.

Hill left the store first and watched from a distance as Mozzo-Mart collected her coupons and made her way to the door. But before Mozzo-Mart could exit, she was physically attacked.

"With her fist balled up that's when she hit me in the eye and the face," Mozzo-Mart said.

Local police reportedly charged the store manager with misdemeanor assault.

The women both say they never thought they'd come to blows for clipping coupons.

"We were trying to save a little money," Hill said.

Dollar tree officials told ABC News that they are taking the incident "very seriously" and it is under investigation. They said it was inappropriate for them to comment further at this time.

ABC News' attempts to contact the store manager were unsuccessful.

by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 25, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Wow.  That's disturbing.

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Nov. 25, 2012 at 7:54 PM
It is very disturbing.

Quoting michiganmom116:

Wow.  That's disturbing.

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MamaFrankie
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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.............what the actual heck. So uncalled for.
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KenzieQsMommy
by Heather on Nov. 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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What in the world??? That's insane
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a_and_j_momma
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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Not cool at all

pinkcoffeecup
by Silver Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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Wow.  All for trying to use a mess of coupons.  If there is a coupon policy at that store. It should be posted where everyone can see it.  

lillucky8
by Jen on Nov. 25, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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Wow. I have noticed the dollar tree employees to be a bit ridic about coupons but to get physical is going waaay too far
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marlarrie
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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Senseless!

JakeandEmmasMom
by Silver Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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 That is ridiculous!

HaileysMom07180
by Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 9:39 AM

wow, its not like the lady had started it really, she was leaving and the lady sucker punched her.

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