An anti-mask protester and a police officer

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‘DMV Karen’ returns to sabotage her own birthday, berate a teen hostess

Anna Peric is still asking to speak to managers.


Mikael Thalen


Published Nov 10, 2020   Updated Nov 11, 2020, 10:03 am CST

A Karen from Ohio who has repeatedly made headlines for her anti-mask tirades has returned once again.

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The woman, Anna Peric, filmed herself while refusing to wear a face mask during a visit to a restaurant for her birthday, which she said was on Sunday.

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“I’m being forced to wear a face mask,” Peric says. “If I don’t wear a face mask, I will not be given a table.”

As with many Karens, the woman, who asks to speak with the manager, goes on to allege that she can’t cover her face due to an unspecified “medical condition.”

Peric goes on to randomly state that she informed the restaurant’s employees that President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, a claim that is patently false.

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A police officer eventually arrives on scene after being called by restaurant staff and asks Peric to step outside.

Despite repeated attempts by the officer—who recognizes Peric from another one of her anti-mask tirades—to inform the woman that the business has every right to refuse her service, Peric continues her rant about the coronavirus.

“I’m being discriminated against,” Peric says.

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At one point during the video, Peric’s boyfriend Mark makes an appearance to plea with her to listen to the officer.

Moments later, Peric begins yelling at a group in the parking lot laughing at her remarks.

“We have some, like, people there laughing,” Peric says. “Keep voting for abortion!”

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After finally getting a chance to speak with the manager, Peric demands that the employee remove her face mask while talking to her.

“I cant really see your lips,” Peric says. “Can you move the face mask down?”

The video ends shortly after, and it remains unclear how long it took Peric to eventually leave.

This is not the first time Peric has garnered attention online for her behavior. Peric became known as “DMV Karen” in early August after refusing to leave the Ohio DMV despite having no reason to be there, to begin with.

Later that month, Peric also pulled a Karen after filming herself refusing to wear a mask inside a Planet Fitness.

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*First Published: Nov 10, 2020, 7:49 pm CST