CRIME Shoppers Tackle Man Who Allegedly Coughed, Spit on Food Inside Grocery Store

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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A man was arrested after he allegedly coughed and spit on produce at a grocery store in Kingston, Massachusetts, on Saturday.

The unidentified 65-year-old man could face charges after witnesses said they saw him cough and spit on food at the Stop and Shop located at 160 Summer Street, according to Boston 25 News.

“It’s terrifying and no one should ever do that, even if it is a joke,” said Kyle Mann, who recorded video footage of customers tackling and pinning the suspect to the ground.

“Especially with the CDC now recommending everyone wear face masks, someone doing this makes people more uncomfortable for people to leave their house to get necessary items,” he stated, adding, “And it’s honestly disgraceful.”

In the video, three men held the suspect down as they waited for police officers to arrive.

“Don’t try to get up,” one of them said to the man.

“I’m not!” he replied.

In a Facebook post Saturday, the Kingston Police Department said it had no reason to believe the suspect had the coronavirus.

The post continued:

Out of extreme caution, the individual was transported to the BID-Plymouth Hospital to be evaluated. The individual was informed he is no longer welcome at the Kingston Stop & Shop (trespassed).
The party has been informed that the Kingston Police Department is pursuing an application for criminal complaint which may involve the following criminal charges: Assault & Battery w/ Dangerous Weapon (shod foot), Assault and Battery, Destruction of Property (produce).
In a statement, store officials said they were aware of the “unfortunate incident” and they threw away the potentially infected produce and deep cleaned and sanitized the area following the man’s arrest.

“The well-being of our shoppers and associates is a top priority at Stop & Shop,” the statement noted.

“The customer’s actions were not in accordance with CDC guidelines, which we have been consistently encouraging all shoppers and associates to follow to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” it continued.

Mann said he was wearing a mask and gloves when the alleged crime took place and was thankful store employees and police took the incident seriously.

“I think it’s horrible. Especially with a possibility of food scarcity because there’s so many people buying all the food. So you just waste all this food,” he concluded.


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Trivium Pursuit

Veteran Member
A man was arrested after he allegedly coughed and spit on produce at a grocery store in Kingston, Massachusetts, on Saturday.

The unidentified 65-year-old man could face charges after witnesses said they saw him cough and spit on food at the Stop and Shop located at 160 Summer Street, according to Boston 25 News.

“It’s terrifying and no one should ever do that, even if it is a joke,” said Kyle Mann, who recorded video footage of customers tackling and pinning the suspect to the ground.

“Especially with the CDC now recommending everyone wear face masks, someone doing this makes people more uncomfortable for people to leave their house to get necessary items,” he stated, adding, “And it’s honestly disgraceful.”

In the video, three men held the suspect down as they waited for police officers to arrive.

“Don’t try to get up,” one of them said to the man.

“I’m not!” he replied.

In a Facebook post Saturday, the Kingston Police Department said it had no reason to believe the suspect had the coronavirus.

The post continued:


In a statement, store officials said they were aware of the “unfortunate incident” and they threw away the potentially infected produce and deep cleaned and sanitized the area following the man’s arrest.

“The well-being of our shoppers and associates is a top priority at Stop & Shop,” the statement noted.

“The customer’s actions were not in accordance with CDC guidelines, which we have been consistently encouraging all shoppers and associates to follow to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” it continued.

Mann said he was wearing a mask and gloves when the alleged crime took place and was thankful store employees and police took the incident seriously.

“I think it’s horrible. Especially with a possibility of food scarcity because there’s so many people buying all the food. So you just waste all this food,” he concluded.


(00:24)
View: https://youtu.be/awhgm2jlk2o
Finally.
 

dioptase

Contributing Member
Isn't this the second case now of something like this happening? The other, as I recall, was a woman. At least this time around folks piled on. While I can't say that I really want to see vigilante justice (beat downs), maybe that's what's needed to discourage this type of thing. I hope the judge (jury?) at least throws the book at him.
 

Raggedyman

Res ipsa loquitur
Isn't this the second case now of something like this happening? The other, as I recall, was a woman. At least this time around folks piled on. While I can't say that I really want to see vigilante justice (beat downs), maybe that's what's needed to discourage this type of thing. I hope the judge (jury?) at least throws the book at him.
virus or no virus its whats been needed for a VERY LONG time regarding a VERY GREAT number of things . . . no need to "waste the judges time"
 

hunybee

Veteran Member
Isn't this the second case now of something like this happening? The other, as I recall, was a woman. At least this time around folks piled on. While I can't say that I really want to see vigilante justice (beat downs), maybe that's what's needed to discourage this type of thing. I hope the judge (jury?) at least throws the book at him.
much more than the second time. there have been lots of videos and articles showing people doing this. one was posted just a couple of days ago where an obviously sick chinese woman was going through and electronics section of a store and touching literally every single thing she could. on all of the places that one would normally touch. for example, she grabbed the top of the laptop right where most would open it, adn brough it down to close it and put her thumb on the button and then opened it again. touched the keyboards, the counters, everything. the person taking the video asked her if that was necessary to touch everything. she just kept doing it. she was on a mission.
 

danielboon

Veteran Member
And another incident in this state

Mass. Woman Sprayed Walmart Employee With Lysol Over Limit On Cleaning Product Purchases
April 06, 2020
Police in Massachusetts are searching for a woman who they say sprayed a Walmart employee in the eyes with Lysol disinfectant.
Leicester police said in a Facebook post Monday that the unidentified woman sprayed the worker after being informed there was a limit on the number of cans she could buy.

The department says the incident took place at the town's Walmart on March 27.
Police say the woman completed her purchase after spraying the employee and then left in an Uber. They say EMS also responded to the scene to treat the worker.
The department posted an image of the suspect and urged anyone with information to call or email officers.
Walmart and other stores have limited the number of Lysol products and other basic cleaning supplies people can purchase because of high demand during the coronavirus pandemic.


 

hunybee

Veteran Member
A man was arrested after he allegedly coughed and spit on produce at a grocery store in Kingston, Massachusetts, on Saturday.

The unidentified 65-year-old man could face charges after witnesses said they saw him cough and spit on food at the Stop and Shop located at 160 Summer Street, according to Boston 25 News.

“It’s terrifying and no one should ever do that, even if it is a joke,” said Kyle Mann, who recorded video footage of customers tackling and pinning the suspect to the ground.

“Especially with the CDC now recommending everyone wear face masks, someone doing this makes people more uncomfortable for people to leave their house to get necessary items,” he stated, adding, “And it’s honestly disgraceful.”

In the video, three men held the suspect down as they waited for police officers to arrive.

“Don’t try to get up,” one of them said to the man.

“I’m not!” he replied.

In a Facebook post Saturday, the Kingston Police Department said it had no reason to believe the suspect had the coronavirus.

The post continued:


In a statement, store officials said they were aware of the “unfortunate incident” and they threw away the potentially infected produce and deep cleaned and sanitized the area following the man’s arrest.

“The well-being of our shoppers and associates is a top priority at Stop & Shop,” the statement noted.

“The customer’s actions were not in accordance with CDC guidelines, which we have been consistently encouraging all shoppers and associates to follow to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” it continued.

Mann said he was wearing a mask and gloves when the alleged crime took place and was thankful store employees and police took the incident seriously.

“I think it’s horrible. Especially with a possibility of food scarcity because there’s so many people buying all the food. So you just waste all this food,” he concluded.


(00:24)
View: https://youtu.be/awhgm2jlk2o

get those boys some elderberry right now and a reward. talk about putting yourself in danger and your families. well done.
 

Blacknarwhal

TB Fanatic
Not to excuse this level of monstrous behavior, but you don't suppose all this lockdown / war footing nonsense is fraying nerves more than normal?
 

Nowski

Veteran Member
Dirty scumbag.

:dvl2:
Is there any demographic information, regarding the dirty scumbag?

Demographics knowledge is of the upmost importance.

Please be safe everyone, and stay out of the stores,
as it is only going to get worse, much much worse.

Regards to all.

Nowski
 
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