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Man assaults security after refused entry to store with ‘paper towel mask’

A man has been taken into police custody after allegedly assaulting a security guard who refused him entry into a Tortola store since he did not have on a proper mask. Photo: VINO/File
EAST END, Tortola, VI- A man has been taken into police custody after allegedly assaulting a security guard who refused him entry into a Tortola store since he did not have on a proper mask.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the incident occurred at the Rite Breeze Supermarket on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The man had allegedly attempted to enter the store with a paper towel held to his nose and mouth; however, the security guard advised him that the covering was not acceptable.

The man reportedly left the premises but later returned with a proper mask on and was allowed in; however, he aggressively pushed the guard, who slammed into a door.

The guard reportedly had to seek medical attention as he was left in severe pain.

Incident caught on CCTV

Our newsroom was informed that CCTV footage confirmed the incident.

The irate customer was arrested for a report of Common Assault.

It was only on October 18, 2020, that a security guard at a nightclub in Long Bush received injuries to one of his hands after he was reportedly attacked by a man wielding a machete.

The man had reportedly attempted to enter the nightclub without a mask but was told one was needed for entry.

23 Responses to “Man assaults security after refused entry to store with ‘paper towel mask’”

  • Loyal one (23/10/2020, 13:32) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is it so difficult to comply with the rules of the mother land.
  • Dreads (23/10/2020, 13:35) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deport him after
    • for real (23/10/2020, 14:15) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      Them think the bvi is down the island them need to behave mahn
      • To For real (23/10/2020, 16:42) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
        Yep, the come to live here .but Don't want to follow rules....I am tired of people complaining about the big crowds that gather outside supermarkets drinking and carrying on as if they come from the Bush. Have you ever passed in town by Bolo's in the afternoons? It's ridiculous
      • @For Real (23/10/2020, 19:29) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        Its amazing d attitude most of us cum tola and play and we damn well no dat in our own country we dont do it and we hav and do follow d same rules most of it is just show offf which dnt get non of dem no place caz d same mask rule apply in their country and day do comply so dnt be here acting all macho like u feel rules cud bend for u look at u foolishnes
    • NEXT! (23/10/2020, 17:56) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      He is from right here.
  • Local (23/10/2020, 13:37) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    If you don't want to follow the rules stay home!.He and anyone else exhibiting that kind of behaviour towards officers doing their job should be prosecuted to the fullest.
  • PA LEAZEEE (23/10/2020, 13:57) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Man you would have been better off putting two coffee filter together with the same paper towel towel as the filter and two rubber bands for the ear support. You can wear it for 3 hours. IT IS CALL YOUR EMERGENCY BACK UP MASK. THE SECURITY GUARD WAS ONLY DOING HIS JOB AND THAT WAS JUST PLAIN OUT IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY.
  • HAHAHA (23/10/2020, 14:11) Like (11) Dislike (15) Reply
    Humans are just DUMB! The COVID restrictions are having a greater negative impact and will kill more people than COVID itself. That is a FACT!
    • @HAHAHA (23/10/2020, 15:16) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
      Agreed but sheep will be sheep most people don’t know better.
      • reese (23/10/2020, 16:01) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        His brains DNA and cultural behavioural attributes were at odds since birth. Tis so dem is...VI needs to be selective with their human land fill.
    • NICK (23/10/2020, 15:47) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      You are watching to much of fox news.
  • Servant of the Most High God (23/10/2020, 15:57) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The pressures that Covid-19 brought on us is no the root cause of this continuing unlawful asualt against security officers. We must look deeper that we generally are looking. Be my audience. All violence actions taken against the lawful riights of you, others, and mine to hinder us, is in fact a manifestation of evil ordered by the the chief of disorder (Satan) to all those willing to obeyed. Violent behavious against against law abiding citizens are not new, and will become intence in the future. I can recall, in the fifties and sixties, been a child (male) the pop gun was one of our favorite toy. Nowaday, youths particular, are daily exposed to, and the regularly play many voilence games. Accept this truth, violence (Satan) is in them. what from them manifested on the outside, is proven evidence of who is in them. Accept this other truth. Adults are more responsible than they are. We all can, and need to work more harder to help curb crime, Whoever, he that done this distespectful acted, should be held lawfully accountable for it, and pay the price.
  • local girl (23/10/2020, 16:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    @HAHAHA, you sound like you've met ALL my inlaws, if so, I'm begging you please run for your life and don't look back. I don't know you, but there's not a soul on this earth I would hate that much to want them to walk into danger before reaching out to warn them.
    There are people in this world that don't know better.
  • K (23/10/2020, 16:01) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Government have to take this matter seriously before you lose enocent life that have this thing to be a joke for a law that put in place
  • Chckpea (23/10/2020, 16:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is aaaalwaaays the same demographic ???????
  • Just picture (23/10/2020, 19:28) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Going into a place of business holding a piece of paper towel to your nose and mouth, when you pick up your item or go to pay, how are you going to hold the paper towel over your mouth and nose. He needs to be punished for being so damn ignorant and stupid at the same time. Why take it out on the Security for doing his job. I’m telling you a lot of you better be glad you all live in Tortola because anywhere outside Tortola, you put your hands on a Security Guard, they will break you up with straight up blows.
  • I am a Tolian (23/10/2020, 23:37) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ayo tolian sooo sickening . Everything is island PPL this and that......FYI.... last time i check majority of yall parent/s from one of them island....

    Coming from a tolian born....ayo tolians less like fu... bad
    FYI we are island PPL too.
    • Crybaby (24/10/2020, 08:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sadly you will never know the pride of not being from up de islun. In the mud simply because you refuse to come out of the mud, Seek a moral compass, learn to be humanity and then you won't have to answer when negativity is a response to your being.
  • He should (24/10/2020, 00:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He should be made to pay all the Security Guard medical bills.
  • BVI (24/10/2020, 01:20) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let me see assault, Court fine $1, 000. Compensation for pain and suffering $3, 000. Damage to clothing or company uniform whatever is cost of the uniform. I hope that idiot learned never to assault anyone again.
  • Ghost (24/10/2020, 02:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I often wonder why persons keep buying into the island people this that rhetoric. ignore! the story, what is wrong with with these ignorant fools.. I would never advocate violence but something need to be done in deterring theses fools that don’t want to adhere to the rules.. someone said it how can he shop holding a paper towel to his face.. some persons are just tooooo ignorant.. I say STIFF penalties for anyone that does this as a deterrent.. the devil is in them.. seriously what is so hard in following the rules to keep others safe .. they are reckless, evil, willful and stupid.. maybe the government could find a way to give out a few masks to the people.. but as far as I know persons are selling cloths masks that can be worn and wash for re-use..
  • LOSER (25/10/2020, 22:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who can avoid to buy mask? I am not working, where would I get the money from? Mask is not cheap, they cost money and if I am not working to buy madk, I won't be wearing any, straight talk.

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