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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:38 AM

Massachusetts man goes berserk over mask order and punches elderly restaurant owner: police

Source: raw story




Published 1 min ago on June 30, 2020

A Massachusetts man was charged with assault after punching an elderly restaurant owner in a dispute over face masks.

Angel Gomez got into an argument with employees at Georgeís Pizza in Provincetown while out with family members Saturday night, and 81-year-old owner George Kraniotakis came from behind the counter and got in the younger manís face, reported the Cape Cod Times.

ďThey werenít wearing their masks when we asked them to,Ē said Francine Kraniotakis, the ownerís daughter. ďMy dad comes around and asks them to sit down and put on their masks. The guy said something like, ĎWe donít want to.íĒ


She said her father told the 27-year-old Gomez to pull up his mask from below his chin or leave, and the younger man struck him.............................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/massachusetts-man-goes-berserk-over-mask-order-and-punches-elderly-restaurant-owner-police/







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Reply Massachusetts man goes berserk over mask order and punches elderly restaurant owner: police (Original post)
riversedge Jun 30 OP
BusyBeingBest Jun 30 #1
3Hotdogs Jun 30 #26
central scrutinizer Jun 30 #2
robbob Jun 30 #10
mwb970 Jun 30 #15
LisaL Jun 30 #19
IronLionZion Jun 30 #22
ProfessorGAC Jun 30 #28
central scrutinizer Jun 30 #16
LisaL Jun 30 #18
lark Jun 30 #23
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 30 #24
PatSeg Jun 30 #3
iluvtennis Jun 30 #8
LisaL Jun 30 #20
Aristus Jun 30 #4
Newest Reality Jun 30 #5
Thekaspervote Jun 30 #6
C_U_L8R Jun 30 #9
RobinA Jun 30 #7
Thomas Hurt Jun 30 #11
padah513 Jun 30 #12
louis-t Jun 30 #17
happybird Jun 30 #13
mwb970 Jun 30 #14
marble falls Jun 30 #21
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 30 #25
Initech Jun 30 #27

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:44 AM

1. Whenever I see people wearing the mask below their noses or chins,

I want to go berserk too. It's like a "fuck you, I'll bow to pressure and get a mask but I refuse to wear it properly, so I'm still breathing virus on you" taunt.

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Response to BusyBeingBest (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:00 PM

26. What'cha got against Republicans that had a tracheonomy?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:48 AM

2. Not to excuse the punch

But the owner isnít wearing his mask correctly either.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:14 AM

10. I can relate to the old guy

I wear glasses too. Every time I am required to wear a mask my glasses fog completely up. The only way I can fix the problem is to wear it under my nose and breathe through my mouth. Havenít found a solution; I just donít go out much.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:20 PM

19. Yep, here is a good article that gives many tips.

One of the tips:
"Use your glasses to seal the top of your mask
If you can pull your mask up higher on your nose, you can use your glasses to seal it and shape it to your face. Just place your glasses right on top of the material thatís over your nose and make sure they donít slide off. A secure fit will keep the warm air from escaping through the top of the mask."

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-to-keep-your-glasses-fog-free-while-wearing-a-mask/

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Response to LisaL (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:23 PM

22. that's what I do

It works well enough. There are also masks designed for glasses wearers that seal the top more securely than others.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:16 PM

28. Same Here

It REALLY helps hold the mask from slipping, and I don't notice any fogging.

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Response to robbob (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:59 AM

16. I also wear glasses

I pull the mask up to the bridge of my nose. The frame is large enough to press the top of the mask against my face so the glasses donít fog. Iím using cloth masks I made myself. I donít think this method would work with store bought surgical masks.

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Response to robbob (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:18 PM

18. Nose is how the virus mostly gets in and out.

Wearing it under your nose is pretty much useless. If your glasses fog up from your mask, your air is escaping from the mask. You need a mask that has a nose wire so you can make sure it's very close to your face, not allowing air to escape the mask.

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Response to robbob (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:32 PM

23. Line the mask with a tissue & pinch it if you have a surgical mask with the strip. It helps.

Got this recommendation from my Optometrist who also wears glasses. My husbands' work supplies surgical masks for their use and to take home so he keeps us supplied with these and with gloves and now that I know this trick, wearing a mask with glasses is easier. I also read about this in an article that recommended using paper towels (best) or tissues for extra safety and comfort. Haven't tried the paper towels.

I am actually really stoked that I'm getting rid of glasses after wearing them for over 60 years every second I was awake. I had bad german measles at 5 with 105 degree fever and it ruined my eyes which didn't grow right after that, so have been nearly legally blind all this time. However, I now have cataracts so for an extra fee, got 1 eye fixed so it has 20/20 vision and will have the other one fixed tomorrow and will have 20/20 in both eyes and see clearly for the first time in forever. My cataracts were so bad that I see better with one good eye and one still bad then I did with glasses to correct vision in both eyes. I really can't even imagine what it will be like to see clearly all the way around with no assistance, I'm so used to blurry sides.

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Response to robbob (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:39 PM

24. Clear medical tape works GREAT.

Whenever I wore those types of masks, sealing the top with hypoallergenic medical tape completely stopped the fogging.

The tape needs to be long enough to seal the top of the mask across the width of the glasses.

A band-aid might work too, but could look pretty dorky.

Edit: And it helps to create a better seal on the face, which is obviously wise!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:48 AM

3. He punched an 81 year old man?

Being he is already on probation, I don't think things look too promising for him.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:09 AM

8. Agree - puunched an 81 year old....nothing but a fkn coward. nt

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:23 PM

20. Yep, I don't see any excuses for a young man to punch an 81 year old man.

Even though his lawyer is working hard to come up with the excuses.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:56 AM

4. In Provincetown, Massachusetts?



In East Cornhole, Nebraska, I can see, but Provincetown? Sheesh! Mask madness is everywhere...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:58 AM

5. Memes...

Memes:

Mask rage!

Facial nudity.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:00 AM

6. "Maskholes!!" They're everywhere!!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:09 AM

9. Maskhole Massholes, the worst

It ainít all peace love and berkenstocks around here. There are raging rightwing idiots just like everywhere else. Better double down on the disinfectant.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:03 AM

7. A Mask May

cause me to go berserk, but I will never punch anybody! Or scream at anybody.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:14 AM

11. No shirt, no shoes, no mask, f**k off

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:32 AM

12. 2 years and a $1,000 fine for assault in Mass.

He'll do all of it. More if they get the right prosecutor and deservedly so.

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Response to padah513 (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:07 PM

17. And we can ask shit fer brains when he gets out of jail...

Was it worth it?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:36 AM

13. ... and this is why we have stayed carryout-only and didn't open for dining,

despite having a huge, popular patio with plenty of space to safely social distance customers. That, and we knew everything would be shut down again because of people who wonít wear masks and donít give a shit about anything but themselves.

People are assholes.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:37 AM

14. "We don't want to."

That about sums it up. Just like a 4-year-old.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:42 PM

21. What a nice fellow. They didn't even revoke his bail on weapons and drug possession charges.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:41 PM

25. Saw that.

"Gomez, who was already on probation for possession of a firearm without a permit and distribution of a class B drug, remains held on $2,500 bond, and police said he initially gave them a false name."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:12 PM

27. Sigh... the virtual world is sounding better and better.

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