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Shoppers Tackle Man Who Coughed, Spit on Food Inside Store. Watch

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A man was arrested after he allegedly coughed and spit on produce at a grocery store in Kingston, Massachusetts, on Saturday.

The unidentified 65-year-old man could face charges after witnesses said they saw him cough and spit on food at the Stop and Shop located at 160 Summer Street, according to Boston 25 News. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO)

“It’s terrifying and no one should ever do that, even if it is a joke,” said Kyle Mann, who recorded video footage of customers tackling and pinning the suspect to the ground.

“Especially with the CDC now recommending everyone wear face masks, someone doing this makes people more uncomfortable for people to leave their house to get necessary items,” he stated, adding, “And it’s honestly disgraceful.”

In the video, three men held the suspect down as they waited for police officers to arrive.

“Don’t try to get up,” one of the men said to the suspect.

“I’m not!” he replied.

In a Facebook post Saturday, the Kingston Police Department said it had no reason to believe the suspect had the coronavirus.

The post continued:

Out of extreme caution, the individual was transported to the BID-Plymouth Hospital to be evaluated. The individual was informed he is no longer welcome at the Kingston Stop & Shop (trespassed).

The party has been informed that the Kingston Police Department is pursuing an application for criminal complaint which may involve the following criminal charges: Assault & Battery w/ Dangerous Weapon (shod foot), Assault and Battery, Destruction of Property (produce).

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