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Man who refused to wear mask seen spitting on police officer in New Mexico Walmart

CA, 31 Jul 2020
A 77-year-old man was arrested and charged after spitting on a police officer, who was attempting to escort him from a Walmart for not wearing a mask in La Cruces, New Mexico on July 12.

A shortened version of the bodycam footage was released by the police department on Thursday and shows the officer confronting the man, identified as Charles Madrid III, who was refusing to wear a mask while in the store.

As the officer attempted to remove him from the store for trespass, he then made a spitting motion towards the officer, the video shows, claiming to have “the f****ing virus.”

Madrid was charged with three counts of battery against a police officer, one count of resisting arrest and one count of trespassing.

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