An Olney, Maryland, man is facing second-degree assault charges for allegedly spitting on a restaurant employee.
Montgomery County police said Paul Dunlap, 36, spat on the worker in a dispute over wearing a face mask.
It happened at the Brew Belly Kitchen and Sudhaus last Friday afternoon.
Police said Dunlap entered the restaurant without a mask and was told by a restaurant employee to cover his face.
The two individuals got into a verbal altercation, and the suspect then deliberately spat on the employee, police said.
Dunlap has also been banned from visiting the restaurant for a year, but Dave Calkins, the owner of Brew Belly, said in a Facebook post that Dunlap is banned for life.
“Let me be clear, at Brew Belly, we will not tolerate this dangerous and irresponsible behavior in our restaurant, especially during a public health emergency,” Calkins said.
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