Irate Bagel Boss customer speaks to News 12 about viral tirade
A video of an irate bagel store customer unleashing his anger on employees and customers Wednesday morning has been viewed all over the world.
The tirade focused on his short stature and lack of success in online dating.
Chris Morgan, 45, spoke exclusively to News 12 about the incident at Bagel Boss in Bay Shore on Long Island. Morgan, who stands at 5 feet tall, claims he lost his temper after a woman behind the counter mocked him because of his size.
“Looking at people, smirking and I started to feel like I was being maligned, made felt like I was less of a person,” he said. “I'm tired of women using me, abusing me, lying to my face. Tell me you like me on dates and then you take my money, cut me off. Say I'm too short when you're my height.”
Krystal Fedorka, a Bagel Boss employee who watched the entire encounter, says Morgan was never provoked and snapped almost instantly.
“He thought that they were talking about him and his height, and they weren't,” says Fedorka. “The girl was just smiling, minding her business.”
Moments later, Morgan was seen threatening another customer before he was tackled by another customer in the store.
Bagel Boss management took the incident in stride. They were giving away free mini-bagels to any customer who came in and mentioned the video.
This is not the first time Morgan has displayed a short temper over his height. He posted two videos of himself in May berating workers at a nearby 7-Eleven after he says one of them asked how tall he was.
Morgan says he's battled depression through the years and spent two weeks in the psychiatric ward at Stony Brook University Hospital. He says he's not seeking any professional help right now even after his outburst went viral.
When asked if he has ever received therapy for anger, he said that he went for six years.
“It helped sometimes,” he told News 12.
When asked if he would consider going again, Morgan responded: “No. I don't want to. I'm done with it. I'm tired of it.”