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Police say woman pepper sprays in pizza place over mask use

August 3, 2020 GMT

AFFTON, Mo. (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old St. Louis woman pepper sprayed employees at a pizza place after she was asked to leave because she wasn’t wearing a mask.

St. Louis County police responded to a call Sunday at Incredible Pizza Company, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday.

Police said customers were asked to leave because they weren’t wearing masks, then a woman used pepper spray on employees.

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The woman was issued a summons for assault.

St. Louis County requires that people wear masks in public and inside businesses to slow the spread of coronavirus.