Man who allegedly punched Utica restaurant workers after asking him to wear a face mask arrested
UTICA, Mich. A suspect has been arrested following an altercation in Macomb County between restaurant staff and a customer after the customer was asked to wear a face covering. A man allegedly assaulted a manager and bartender at Black Rock Bar & Grill in Utica on July 10 after being asked to put on a face mask to comply with their coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols. The suspect in question entered the restaurant with a group of eight more people -- none of them complying with social distancing or face covering requirements, officials said. When the group headed to the bar, staff asked the group to return to the lobby and put on face masks. Most of the group complied, but one man became infuriated and began verbally assaulting the female staff members.
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Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Man punches workers at restaurant after being asked to put mask onPolice are investigating after a man assaulted two workers at Black Rock Bar & Grill in Utica on July 10. Officials said a group of nine people came into the restaurant that night and ignored all the coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols that it has in place.
Man punches workers at Macomb County restaurant after being asked to put mask on
UTICA, Mich. Police are investigating after a man assaulted two workers at Black Rock Bar & Grill in Utica on July 10. The group headed to the bar, four of them didnt have masks on and did not socially distance themselves. When they were told they could not be at the bar and asked to return to the lobby and put masks on, most complied. READ: Deputy fatally shoots Michigan man wanted for stabbing customer during mask argumentOne member of the group didnt comply and instead, became belligerent. The man is accused of punching that manager and a bartender when they asked him to leave after he repeatedly refused to put a mask on.