Man tossed out of Paso Robles store after tirade over mask rule

Customers at a Smart and Final in Paso Robles witnesses an ugly confrontation earlier this month when a man refused to wear a mask, and an employee insisted.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order on June 18 that requires all Californians to wear face coverings in public places, such as grocery stores. Smart and Final then posted signs requiring their customers to wear masks while shopping in their stores.

The man entered the store without a mask, prompting a store clerk to give him a mask to wear, but he stuck it in his pocket. After arguing with the clerk, the man put the mask on for a few seconds before taking it off.

In the end, a Paso Robles police officer escorted the man from the store.

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5 Comments about “Man tossed out of Paso Robles store after tirade over mask rule”

  1. samurai5 says:

    Really? This guy would rather have an infantile tantrum than put on a free mask while pushing a grocery cart? This woman deserves a raise. Women give birth wearing masks in hospitals. Surely it can’t be so difficult to endure mere minutes of breathing through a minimal filter. This guy must have been a real pain getting dressed as a child.

  2. coal14 says:

    Because someone chooses not to wear a mask makes them entitled? Well dip shit, did you for once consider someone could be on medication that makes it extremely unsafe for them to breath their own carbon dioxide? Maybe it’s because they ‘CAN’T BREATHE!’ (isn’t that the mantra?) How about children with developing lungs breathing in so much carbon dioxide? I also think it’s strange that suddenly people with disabilities are no longer protected by the ADA. Not only are these people discriminated against by the stores but they are bullied by shoppers and clerks. I have witnessed more unstable behavior from the masked marvels that think it’s, what, sanitary, safe, smart, to wear a mask directly on their nose and mouth day in and day out than the other way around.

    1. samurai5 says:

      No shortage of fallacy in your logic. Please stay focused on this instance instead of attacking one with whom you disagree. You can “whattabout this” all day and still not make a relevant point. This guy chose to make fool of himself than abide by a simple rule/request intended to protect HIM. Not the day’s best choice maker.

      Starter fallacies to look up:
      ad hominem, false analogy

      Enjoy your day. Please wear your mask.

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