Police in Connecticut say a woman removed her face mask and spit in another shopperâ€™s face after he flouted social distancing measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Martine Shanchuk told officers she â€œfelt it necessaryâ€ during her visit to a Big Y store in Newtown on May 18 to â€œenforceâ€ its aisle rules herself after a young man started walking the wrong way down a one-way zone, according to a Newtown Police Department report obtained by HuffPost.
When the unidentified man refused to turn around, Shanchuk allegedly â€œstopped in the aisle to prevent him from continuing down the aisle in the wrong direction,â€ said police.
Shanchuk â€œcontinued to yell at the other individual in the store and that because he was not listening to her she removed her face mask and spit in the males face,â€ police determined.
Police arrested and charged Shanchuk with one misdemeanor count of second-degree breach of peace, which could carry a six-month jail sentence. She will appear in court on July 7.
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