ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An Old Town Alexandria business owner is receiving the support of the community after she says a customer became violent after being asked to wear a face covering.
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Mask confrontation at Old Town coffee shop
Most people in our region have been following the recommendations from health officials and wearing face coverings, but when there are folks not willing to comply inside an establishment, it can make for a difficult, even frightening situation for business owners and staff.
The incident happened earlier this month at Abyssinia Market and Coffee House. The owner, Lily Damtew, said she was ready to close the business for good after the incident until she returned one morning to find words of encouragement from her neighbors posted to her door.
Authorities say the man was taken into custody.
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