May 4, 2020 at 11:48 AM EDT – Updated May 6 at 2:36 AM
HOLLY, Mich. (Gray News) – Police in one Michigan community are searching for a man who they said wiped his nose on a retail employee’s shirt after he was told to wear a mask.
The Holly Police Department released a video showing a man inside a Dollar Tree walking over to the clerk and wiping his nose on the employee’s right sleeve.
** UPDATE ** An arrest has been made in this case. Additional details will be released after an arraignment has concluded. Thank you to all who shared this post, a viewer tip assisted investigators in determining the identity of the suspect. Assault Suspect – Identity Request The Holly Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying the subject in the attached video and picture. The man entered the Dollar Tree store on N. Saginaw St. on Saturday, May 2nd at about 1:30 pm. The clerk advised the man that all in-store customers must wear a mask to enter the store as stated on the signs posted on the entry doors. The man walked over to the clerk and wiped his nose and face on her shirt telling her “Here, I will use this as a mask” the man continued to be loud and disruptive inside the store before leaving in a white possibly Ford window van similar to the one pictured. Anyone knowing the identity of the man or who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the Holly Police Department at (248) 634-8221. Please do NOT share identity or other information to this post. Please reference case incident number 20-2977. Thank you for your help!
Posted by Holly Police Department on Monday, May 4, 2020
Investigators said the employee asked the customer to wear a mask, and there are signs posted on the store’s entry doors instructing people to follow the policy.
The man is accused of telling the clerk, “Here, I will use this as a mask,” before wiping his nose. Witnesses said he was also loud and disruptive before leaving the dollar store.
Police are asking the public to contact the department if they have any information on the suspect. He is facing an assault charge.
Holly is located in Oakland County, which has reported more than 7,500 COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins. As of Monday morning, 757 people have died in the county.
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