Right now one of the worst parts of travel is renting cars. Between long lines, and in some cases prices up to $600 a day, People are renting cars from dealerships, renting U-Hauls, and skipping rentals altogether in favor of Uber and Lyft – which themselves are seeing a driver shortage and raising prices.
Things got bad even by today’s standards, though, at the Atlanta airport on Monday. A reader shares that the Dollar Rent A Car line was out of control, stretching far enough back that it was going to take well over an hour to get a car. And things were deteriorating because a woman tried to rent a car with a debit card (which is allowed) but was being refused.
The woman became irate, not just at the clerk behind the counter but at everyone around. She reportedly hit the plexiglass Covid partition on the counter and smashed it into the Dollar clerk’s head. He started to bleed, possibly from a broken nose.
And that’s where things really begin to get nuts, because the clerk fought back picking up the barrier and hitting the customer over the head with it.
@11AliveNews come cover the chaos at the ATL airport at the Dollar rental car. This is unconscionable. People waiting 4 hrs in line then being told it will be 2-4 hours before they can get a car to them. People upset, taking video, getting ugly
— deeandfrank (@deeandfrank) May 29, 2021
Place: rental car facility at atl aport. A disgruntled karen pushes the covid partition aggressively at the employee breaking his nose.. he proceeds to run around counter an start chocking said Karen.
— Willy Wilcox (@willwilcoxgolf) June 28, 2021
I imagine we’ll be hearing more about this incident in the coming days.