LOS ANGELES, CA — (07-16-20) — A Los Angeles Ralph’s grocery store employee pepper sprayed a man who refused to wear a mask while shopping in the store.
Los Angeles County has made it a requirement to wear masks while in public, in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Ralph’s employee informed the man that he had to wear a mask or leave the store, CBS Los Angeles reported.
The man allegedly refused and then began to ram a woman with his shopping cart. That’s when the grocery store employee used pepper spray to subdue the man until police arrived.
“I was just coming down to the end of an aisle and all of a sudden I heard some commotion and people were getting in the aisle,” a witness told CBS News. “I looked down there and there was this guy just yelling at someone, and then all of a sudden you see him, you know, take the handles of his cart and just try to ram this woman.”
“I think he was just screaming about the mask,” the witness added. “He didn’t want to wear a mask.”
Watch Ralph’s Grocery Store Employee Pepper Sprays Man
The customer was transported to a local hospital by paramedics as a precaution, but it’s unclear whether he will face charges.
Physical confrontations have become a norm over the wearing of masks in public and it seems to be only getting worse.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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