Store employee arrested after refusal to wear mask

Store employee arrested for not wearing mask

HAZLEHURST, Miss. (WLBT) - A woman was placed behind bars after refusing to wear a mask at work, Hazlehurst police say.

Chief Darian Murray says the woman, an employee at Tractor Supply Co., was arrested for failure to comply.

Murray said the employee was asked by an officer multiple times to put the mask on, and after several warnings starting using profanities toward the officer.

The woman, who has not been identified, was then arrested.

Hazlehurst police say this is the first time someone’s been arrested for refusing to put on a mask, though they have issued citations in the past.

Tractor Supply Co. could not be reached for comment.

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