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Florida man arrested after coughing, spitting at a Best Buy after asked to put on a mask

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A Florida man is accused of coughing, sneezing and spitting inside a Best Buy in Vero Beach after he was asked to put on a mask.

According to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, Alton Ashby, 51, approached the Geek Squad counter without a mask on and was asked by an employee to put on a mask. Ashby then refused to put a mask on and knocked down a package of masks on the floor.

He was asked to leave the store, but refused. According to authorities, Ashby began sneezing, coughing and spitting on surfaces around the store.

According to deputies, Ashby said he was “upset and is going through a lot this year and got carried away at the store.”