Man arrested after video shows him wiping nose on store clerk's shirt

Marco Green
May 6, 2020

The clerk told the man that all customers must wear a mask to enter the store.

Police have arrested a man who was caught on video using a store clerk's shirt to wipe his nose and face after entering a Dollar Tree without a face mask.

He said the employee was the only person Gomoll came in contact with while at the store, however he was also allegedly disruptive and made other comments before leaving.

Rex Gomoll, 68, of Linden, Michigan was booked into the Oakland County Jail on assault and battery charges.

The man is now in police custody after admitting to the incident.

Surveillance video shows the man walking away from the worker before turning around and approaching her then wiping his face on the sleeve of her shirt.

© Holly Police Department The auto of the assault suspect who wiped his nose on a Dollar Tree clerk. According to police, the employee had told the man he needed to wear a face mask to remain in the store.

Also on Monday in MI, authorities charged a woman, her adult son and her husband in the fatal shooting Friday of a security guard who refused to let her daughter enter a Family Dollar in Flint because she was not wearing a mask.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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