Woman says stranger harassed her at Wal-Mart after thinking she was transgender

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DANBURY, Conn. -- A Connecticut woman believes she was harassed at Wal-Mart because a stranger thought she was transgender.

Now, her story is going viral on Facebook.

Aimee Toms, 22, said she was at a Wal-Mart in Danbury, Conn., when another woman told her she was in the wrong bathroom.

"She said you are not supposed to be here, you need to leave," Toms said in a video posted on her Facebook page on Friday night. "So I said 'Yes I do,' and then she flipped me off and said 'You're disgusting' and she storms out."

Toms said she was wearing a baseball cap at the time and she recently donated her hair to a cancer charity.

"She just thought I was someone who is transgender and I was a dude who was hiding in the bathroom," Toms said.

As of Monday night, Toms' Facebook video had more than 50,000 views.

Warning: This video contains strong language that might be offensive to some viewers.

On Friday, the Department of Education gave all schools across the country a directive to give transgender students full access to the bathroom of their gender identity.

The U.S. Justice Department is suing North Carolina over its so-called bathroom law. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said North Carolina’s law requiring transgender people to use public restrooms and showers corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate amounts to “state-sponsored discrimination” and is aimed at “a problem that doesn’t exist.”

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