A Maine man is accused of hitting a grocery store owner with his car on Friday in response to the owner asking him to wear a mask.
Robert Sanborn, 63, of Hiram, has been charged with felony reckless conduct, according to News Center Maine. Sanborn can be seen on surveillance footage at the Calls Shop’n Save in Cornish throwing his cart of groceries after being asked to wear a mask while inside. Employees then escorted him out to his car.
Sanborn can be seen backing out of his parking space, then abruptly pulling back in, striking the store owner in the leg. News Center Maine reported that the man wasn’t seriously hurt.
Store management told News Center Maine that they hope this incident shows what workers across the state are experiencing when they try to enforce mask mandates.
Gov. Janet Mills on Friday issued an executive order requiring owners of all indoor public spaces to enforce mask wearing.