Watch: Woman pepper sprays couple for not wearing a mask – while they were outside eating

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SAN DIEGO, CA – In light of recent times, just about everyone is familiar with what is being termed as “mask shaming” these days. So, it’s not uncommon to see someone who isn’t wearing a mask getting the stink-eye from someone adorning one in a public place.

However, a woman in San Diego took it up a notch when she decided to pepper spray a couple not wearing a mask.

Here’s the real kicker though – the victims of the pepper spraying were in an outdoor, public park while eating lunch.

Video of the incident was captured, but takes place after the first interactions between the aggressor and the victims.

According to the victims, the maniacal pepper spray cretin had first called the couple “idiots” while they were sitting at a park bench without masks on. After referring to the couple as “idiots,” the malefactor flipped them off and then walked right up to the man sitting down and shot mace directly in his face.

The female victim, later identified as Ash O’Brien, managed to get caught up in the sprayed mace as well. O’Brien spoke to a local news crew about the incident:

“She just came up without saying anything and just stuck the mace can right in front of my face. My husband, being a good guy, walked in front of her and was like ‘hey calm down please don’t do this’ and then she grabbed him and just starting macing him, she used the entire can on him.”

The video was captured by a bystander who witnessed the act and then recorder the woman’s license plate.

The couple did file a report with the San Diego Police Department, officials confirmed. The charge is a misdemeanor battery. Police, however, did not comment any further as to whether they’ve identified the woman captured on camera at this time.

Overall, O’Brien says that whether someone is upset about a mask or not when they’re properly social distancing and outside – matters should never escalate to trying to harm someone over it:

“People don’t need to be getting assaulted for not wearing a mask in a public outdoor area.”

If convicted of misdemeanor battery, the suspect could spend up to a year in jail for the offense.

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Speaking of mask related nonsense, the man who functions as the face of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Anthony Fauci, was recently seen in the nation’s capital on July 23rd – and he just so happened to have his masked pulled down.

What makes this such a flippant gesture is that while Fauci pulls said stunt (while not social distancing), the rest of D.C. is compelled to don a mask if they’re three-years-old or older, or risk a fine of up to $1,000.

Guess who happens to be exempt from said order? On-duty law makers and government employees.

How convenient.

The pictures in question were reportedly taken while Fauci was able to enjoy a private viewing of the Washington National’s season opener while being seated with two other people who were able to join in on the game.

Keep in mind, there were a myriad of available seats – but apparently social distancing also wasn’t on the agenda during the game.

Also, one would highly question whether a government employee is “on-duty” while leisurely watching a baseball game.

As mentioned earlier, this display happens to coincide with the timeframe where D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser mandated that masks need to be adorned in most indoor and outdoors settings.

On July 22nd, the mayor’s office released the following statement:

“Today, Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-080 to clarify and extend requirements related to wearing masks indoors and outdoors in Washington, DC. Additionally, the Mayor issued Mayor’s Order 2020-079 to extend the state of emergency and public health emergency for Washington, DC through October 9, 2020. Both Mayor’s Orders are effective immediately.”

This order notes that masks must be worn whenever someone leaves their home and are “likely to come into contact with another person for more than a fleeting moment.”

The exceptions are minimal, with children under three being exempt, masks can removed to eat or drink (how gracious),  no masks are required for “vigorous outdoor exercise,” as long as social distancing is maintained, or if someone is in an office where no one else is allowed to enter.

Other exceptions were cited as someone swimming in a pool, legally smoking, delivering a speech so long as social distancing is observed, when someone is lawfully ordered to remove a mask, and of course medical purposes.

Some online are coming to the defense of Fauci – claiming he was among a family member and a friend at the game. However, while there may be exemptions for household family members, there’s no real exception when someone is among a “friend” regarding the D.C. order.

So if Fauci appears to be not on-duty and seemingly in violation of D.C.’s mask order, why are officials in D.C. investigating President Donald Trump for not adorning a mask on July 22nd while visiting the Trump International Hotel?

That can certainly make one wonder.

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