Fort Worth man calls police after his wife is called fat
A Fort Worth Texas resident called the police after his wife was called fat by men handing out fitness flyers to a local health club.
The woman was walking near the Heritage Trace Parkway with her new baby and was approached by two men promoting the Fitness 2000's 'summer slim' program with flyers. The men yelled at her to stop and take a flyer and when she didn't, she says they followed her and said she 'was fat' and 'had a fat stomach' and 'ate too many donuts'.
There's a Fitness 2000 gym location behind the neighborhood where the incident occurred. Those in the area have seen the flyers and say they're nothing new. Neighbor Kristina Stutz said, "I usually get about three of those a week."
After being followed and called fat, the woman reportedly became so upset that she called her husband and he called the non-emergency police line.
Police say the man who yelled didn't commit a crime because the woman wasn't followed home or injured in any way.
Fitness 2000 uses a company called Excel Distributing to pass out their flyers and is no longer doing business with them.
They have released a statement:
"We are about people being healthy and fit not, frankly, obnoxious."
Excel Distributing has said they 'don't condone' what happened.