Irate customer throws bottle at worker over mask mandate

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A grocery store customer became “irate” when workers asked him to wear a mask. The man then attacked an employee with a glass bottle and ran. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says they will recommend robbery and assault charges. Spokane Valley deputies received a report of a disorderly customer at the Grocery Outlet. Workers said the man refused to wear a mask so at the checkout, the worker would not sell him the goods. He became irate and left with the items. When an employee confronted him, the suspect threw a coffee bottle at the employee that struck him in the head before shattering on the ground.