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Charges pending against man who pepper-sprayed Boston Heights Costco manager after refusing to wear mask

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 22:06:42-04

BOSTON HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Boston Heights Police Department was able to identify the man dubbed “The Moronic Macer” after he pepper-sprayed a store manager because he was escorted from the store for not wearing a mask.

On Thursday, a man dressed in all black wearing cargo-style tactical pants and tactical boots walked into the Boston Heights Costco and refused to put on a mask, against the state order as well as store policy, police said.

Management approached the man and eventually escorted him from the store, according to police.

As he was being escorted out, the man turned and pepper-sprayed the manager in the face before fleeing from the store in a white Ford Crown Victoria with a spotlight attached, police said.

The manager told police the man had the can of pepper spray in his hand the entire time he was in the store and she felt he came to intentionally do harm to someone.

After seeking the public’s help, police were able to identify the man and said that charges against him are currently pending.