Six people were injured yesterday, one critically, at The Glory Hole doughnut shop in Oakland, California. The independently run store was giving away a limited number of free doughnuts in celebration of National Doughnut Day.
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) made an announcement of the celebration at its headquarters in Oakland. NAAFA closed its office to allow its members to drive to The Glory Hole doughnut shop, which is located approximately a block away.
According to witnesses, the mayhem started when The Glory Hole’s allocation of free doughnuts was given away before the NAAFA members were served. Cries of “fat bashers” and “size discrimination” were shouted at the Korean couple who own The Glory Hole. When asked to leave by the owners, the NAAFA members became agitated and charged the counter. Four patrons were trampled in the ensuing stampede and the owners were hurt when the counter fell over on top of them. Mr. Lee Kim, one of the store owners, was in critical, but stable condition as of this morning.
Oakland police are reviewing security camera footage and have asked for members of the public to come forward if they have any information on this incident.