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VIDEO: Employee, customers restrain MA man after allegedly spitting, coughing on Stop & Shop produce



Photo courtesy of video by Kyle Mann

Police are pursuing criminal charges after a Massachusetts man allegedly coughed and spit on produce at a supermarket.

The Kingston Police responded to Stop & Shop located at 160 Summer Street shortly before noon on Saturday for a report of a disturbance.

It is alleged that a 65 year old male from Duxbury was coughing and spitting and became confrontational with staff and witnesses. The incident escalated into a physical confrontation.

At this time, police have no reason to believe the individual has COVID-19. Out of extreme caution, the individual was transported to the BID-Plymouth Hospital to be evaluated. The individual was informed he is no longer welcome at the Kingston Stop & Shop.

Video courtesy of Kyle Mann.

The man has been informed that the Kingston Police Department is pursuing an application for criminal complaint which may involve the following criminal charges: Assault & Battery w/ Dangerous Weapon (shod foot), Assault and Battery, Destruction of Property (produce).

The Kingston Police Department is not privy to the individuals medical records. The Kingston Board of Health was contacted and responded to Stop and Shop to ensure public safety. If appropriate, the Kingston and Duxbury Boards of Health (where the individual resides) will take any necessary actions to ensure public safety with the information they become aware of.

If you have information you think could assist in this investigation, please contact the Board of Health and/or Kingston Police Sergeant Detective Michael Skowyra at 781-585-0523 ext. 6662.

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