Sheriff’s deputies on Florida’s Treasure Coast say a man went into a Best Buy store and “coughed, sneezed, and spit” after being asked to put a mask on.
NBC affiliate WPTV-TV reports 51-year-old Alton Ashby went into a Vero Beach location on Saturday and was asked by an employee to put a mask on. Indian River Sheriff’s Office officials say Ashby dumped a package of masks on the floor and refused to leave.
Authorities say Ashby began to sneeze, cough and spit on surfaces around the store before spraying a soda around the front of the store and walking out.
Ashby told deputies he was “upset” and was “going through a lot this year and got carried away at the store.”
Ashby was charged with one count of disorderly conduct and released on $500 bond.