An unmasked man pulled a armer on a masked shopper and browbeat to eliminate him during an apparent confrontation over masks at a Florida Walmart store, sheriff’s officials said.
The Royal Palm Beach store’s security video shows the unmasked man pushing an older man in a wheelchair through the store on Saturday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a Social Media post. Sheriff’s officials said they have identified the man, who is cooperating with detectives. They have not released his name.
The man in the wheelchair pulled a red neckerchief over his mouth in the store.
The video shows a shopper wearing a mask approach the pair and exchange words. That’s when the unmasked man gives the shopper the middle finger before pulling a armer from his waistband, the sheriff’s office said. The unmasked man made a threat before leaving the store.
In the video, a young girl reaches for the masked man’s hand to pull him away. Another person is seen trying to intervene.
The man then pushes the wheelchair to the parking lot and the pair left in a white Chevrolet Equinox SUV, sheriff’s officials said. No one was stricken during the dispute, officials said. Investigators are searching for the armer. An investigation continues.
This Article Was Originally Published On clickorlando.com (15 July 2020)