A Selfridges shop assistant is facing the sack after he refused to serve a friend of a man described as a Hitler look-a-like.
Bert Rankin from Luton who admits he is often mistaken for Hitler, says a friend who was shopping with him at Selfridges was refused service by the assistant who allegedly told the two men to 'fuck off' when Mr Rankin's friend attempted to purchase a bottle of Hugo Boss fragrance.
'They came goose-stepping into my gentlemen's fragrances section,’ said shop assistant Danny Goldberg,'as if it was a Nuremberg rally. I said I had nothing against the man who looked like the Fuehrer, but I wasn't serving his friend. I think I may have told them to fuck off but in German so as not to upset the other customers. They stormed off to have a rant at the manager and I've been suspended.'
Selfridges have apologized to the two men and treated them to a free meal of double egg and beans on toast and a small bottle of Schnapps.
Asked why, if he had no objection to Mr Rankin's Hitler like appearance, he had refused to serve his friend, Mr Goldberg said:
'There was no bloody way I was going to serve a man who is a dead ringer for Hermann Goering.'