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68 years old was arrested after wiping the face on a Dollar Tree employee shirt, saying “here, I will only use this as a mask” | Instant News

Holly Police Chief Jerry Narsh said that the man entered the shop around 1:30 p.m. Saturday without a mask, although there are executive orders in the state that require customers in closed public spaces to wear them at any time.

Rex Howard Gomoll of Linden faces charges of minor violations of assault and battery, Jessica Cooper, the Oakland District attorney, told CNN.

Rex Howard Gomoll

Security camera footage released in the shop by police showed a man wiping his face on an employee’s shirt. According to police, the employee told the man that he needed to wear a mask to remain in the shop.

He responded by saying, “Here, I will only use this as a mask,” before wiping his nose and face on his shirt, leaving “bodily fluids,” Narsh said.

The employee was the only person the man contacted while in the Dollar Tree, said Narsh, who also said the man made other comments and was loud and annoying to leave.

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The Saturday incident was the second in several days involving shop protectors who did not wear the required face masks in Michigan. On Friday, police in Flint said, a security guard was shot and killed in Family Dollars in an incident that began when he approached a customer and instructed him to wear a face covering.

CNN has contacted Dollar Tree for comment.


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