The Australian woman at the centre of an anti-mask video at Bunnings that went viral on the weekend has called the police when visited by a crew from the television programme A Current Affair on Monday night.
Melbourne woman Kerry Nash has been revealed as the woman behind the video where she refuses to put on a mask in the Bunnings in Narre Warren.
"You're not authorised by the Australian government to even question me," she told the manager at Bunnings after being told wearing a mask was a condition of entry at its store.
A day after the video the went viral, she called police for help after A Current Affair visited her home.
Police officers told 7News Nash had stated the reporters were trespassing.
"Obviously she's quite upset," the officer told the publication.
"She's wanting us to tell you that you are not allowed onto her property and to please adhere to what she's asking - and that's all we can do.
"She feels like she's being attacked online and everything."
Nash has been identified as a senior sales consultant at iSelect after her former employer put out a statement in response to several Twitter posts outing her.
"Kerry Nash has not worked for iSelect since Dec '18," the company wrote in a tweet.
"We are appalled by #BunningsKaren's refusal to wear a mask without a legitimate reason. We fully comply with Covid restrictions any staff unable to WFH must wear a mask in our office, in accordance with guidelines."
Bunnings posted a note from its managing director Mike Schneider on Twitter on Monday night which read: "Since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put the welfare and care of our team and customers at the core of what we do.
It seems like this is not the first time Nash has complained to retail workers as she posted a video of herself telling off an Australia Post worker and ordering them to stamp her package.
In another post, which was shared in the Australian anti-vaxxer, 5G, conspiracy theorist group, she revealed on Thursday she got into a heated argument with a security guard at her local chemist after being asked to wear a face mask.
"How dare you! I have a medical exemption and you cannot discriminate against me!" Nash wrote in the long post. She also says she tried to film herself fighting with the guard, but in her own words, she "forgot to push the record".
It was Nash's first of three posts over the next two days, when she would confront police and retail workers around Melbourne after they asked her to wear a mask while inside their shops.
In Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, it is mandatory to wear a face mask unless you've been granted an exemption — most exemptions are given for medical reasons.
Children under the age of 12 also don't have to wear masks.
In a post on Thursday, Nash said her exemption from wearing a mask was granted to her by a specialist she sees and is a "voluntary" exemption.
It's not clear if this is an exemption given because she has a medical condition, or because she is voluntarily objecting to wearing a mask.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, exemptions for wearing masks in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire can only be granted to people in certain circumstances, including "problems with their medical conditions, breathing, a serious face condition, a disability or a mental health condition".
And while Nash's actions have caused widespread outrage and criticism, she's also received praise and encouragement from within her conspiracy theorist circles.
"Go hard lov, you are well within your rights. As bunnings has now been made fully aware of the real law (sic)," commenter John Porter encouraged her. "Sue the sh*t out of them next time."
Another woman called her "amazing" and "inspiring".
Nash regularly posts in conspiracy theory group The Conscious Truth Network, which promotes beliefs including: "We have all been born into slavery, through the use of birth certificate fraud and the social conditioning structure to imprison us in our own minds" and "chemtrails are real".
One of the group's administrators did suggest that yelling at Bunnings workers was not the best approach.
"I really think we should be approaching this in a delicate polite matter", one of the group's administrators commented on one of the Bunnings videos.
"Frustrating I know, but they are doing what they believe to be right.
"I think we should be cool calm and collective (sic) when speaking to retail workers."
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews commented on the conspiracy theorists today, calling their behaviour "appalling" and saying their views "have no basis in science or fact or law".
"The thing with conspiracy theorists, the more you engage in an argument with them, the more oxygen are giving them," Andrews said.
"Ultimately, I think people can judge for themselves the efficacy, the credibility of people who are running those sort of keyboard warrior campaigns. Seriously, one more comment about human rights – honestly.
"It is about human life. If we continue with this stuff, standing in the car park of Bunnings reading whatever nonsense you have pulled up from some obscure website.
"Having said that, now that will run in the news tonight. That is not what I was wanting to achieve … Don't focus on them."
"As the community has seen from a couple of disappointing incidents over the weekend, our team are doing everything they can to help keep everyone safe in sometimes challenging circumstances."
The former iSelect worker appears to believe in a number of different conspiracy theories, including that there is a mass global conspiracy to manipulate the population into wearing face masks and social distance — and that these measures aren't being used to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Nash also has shared content claiming that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is trying to microchip the global population, and she says his face is untrustworthy.
Nash has also argued online that being asked to wear a mask is personally degrading, and tantamount to "being treated like a leper in a public area ins humiliting (sic) and is only adding further truama (sic) to you and that they are personally liable for this …"
She also shared photos of herself unsuccessfully challenging a parking fine in the Supreme Court, where she called the magistrate "clearly illiterate!"