Montgomery County police respond after maskless customer reportedly spat on employee

A customer at Brew Belly in Olney has been “banned for life” after he reportedly spat on an employee who told him he needed to wear a mask.

Governor Larry Hogan recently expanded Maryland's mask order to include indoor and outdoor spaces at businesses.

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Montgomery County police say they responded to the location after a reported second-degree assault.

The restaurant indicated that the person had been arrested, but police offered a correction, saying he wasn’t charged because officers did not witness the incident.

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The restaurant reported the incident on their Facebook page, describing the customer as “enraged and abusive” after being told he must wear a mask.

Police issued the person a “no-trespassing notice” and warned him that a violation of that order could end in his arrest.

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The owner thanked the patrons at the establishment who stepped in during the incident.