London, Jan 18 (ANI): A 29-year-old horsewoman was asked to leave a Tesco supermarket for "smelling too much".
Krys Gunton was on a shopping spree at Tesco Metro after a riding session at the town's Havering Park Riding School, when she was approached by a security guard for being "too smelly", and asked to leave "for health and safety reasons".
"I had filled my basket and was browsing one final aisle when a guard came up to me and said 'You're smelling too much,'" the Telegraph quoted Gunton, an administrator at the University of East London as saying.
"First of all I thought he said I was smiling too much. I was a bit gobsmacked but he went on to explain that another customer had complained about my smell," she added.
She said she had been visiting the store after riding every week for the past five years and had never had any complaints before about her equine odour.
"It was not like I was covered in horse muck - it was just eau de horse!" she said.
"The store was very busy so I felt humiliated in public. I was astounded at how very rude he was," she added.
However, A Tesco spokesperson said: "The customer was asked politely to leave the store as she had manure on her riding boots which is of course not acceptable in a store which sells food." (ANI)