VIDEO: Man Spits And Coughs On Produce, Shoppers Jump In To Take Him Down

Holly Matkin

“Some guy at Stop and Shop in Kingston was coughing and spitting on the produce,” a witness said. “He didn’t long."

Kingston, MA – A group of grocery store customers tackled a 65-year-old man to the ground and held him down after he was spotted spitting and coughing on the store’s produce on Saturday (video below).

The incident occurred at the Stop and Shop store just before 12 p.m., WTBS reported.

According to store patron Kyle Mann, who recorded a portion of the incident, a scuffle broke out after the man started coughing and spitting in the produce section.

“Some guy at Stop and Shop in Kingston was coughing and spitting on the produce,” Mann captioned the video. “He didn’t last long. He fought an employee and good customers took him down until the cops arrived.”

The suspect, identified only as a 65-year-old man from Duxbury, “became confrontational with staff and witnesses,” leading to the “physical confrontation,” the Kingston Police Department (KPD) said in a press release.

The video showed the suspect as he kicked his legs and yelled at the men who had him pinned to the floor.

“Don’t try to get up!” one of the customers warned him.

Police responded to the scene and took the suspect to the hospital to be evaluated.

“At this time, we have no reason to believe the individual has COVID-19,” the KPD said.

He was trespassed from the grocery store and may face charges including destruction of property, assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Stop and Shop issued a statement regarding the “unfortunate incident,” and said that the well-being of its shoppers and associates is a “top priority,” WBTS reported.

"The customer’s actions were not in accordance with CDC guidelines, which we have been consistently encouraging all shoppers and associates to follow to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” the grocery chain said.

The produce the suspect potentially contaminated has been discarded, and store employees have sanitized and deep-cleaned the areas where the incident occurred.

The Board of Health also responded to the business to inspect the cleaned area, and confirmed that it is safe for the public, WBTS reported.

You can watch cell phone footage of the customers’ altercation with the assaultive suspect in the video below:

Comments (34)
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JBoH
JBoH

It's a new way of living...people are starting to push back on this BS. Good on all who jumped in to stop this fool.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I read the headline and immediately suspected a caucasian was doing something as vile as this.

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vwiles34
vwiles34

Unlike the Black guy and Black woman who licked ice cream at Walmart in 2 separate places and put it back in the freezer. Damn you're one racist jerk.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

WTF does race have to do with this?! Someone always has to pull the race card, just pure IGNORANCE

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

How do you know he's on European origin?

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

What is it with people like yourself having to turn things into a racial thing. The person could as easily been any race, creed, color or religion. So stop making prejudice statements. Racial tensions can't be reduced with comments like yours.

k9nut
k9nut

Was told it was you and that you also were jerking off on the produce

Wickedsharp
Wickedsharp

I agree when i read about susoects who execute caucasians who take them i assume its an african american and am 100% correct

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

i said white, not European. Those aren't the same.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Don't you have a flannel convention to attend? You and your extensive vibrator collection should be loving the quarantine, Butch.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

He is white though, so i pointed it out. I don't see you correcting other seemingly racist statements. You're upset because it offends you personally, shut the fuck up.

Nomoreracecards
Nomoreracecards

And we can ALWAYS count on lowestcom to be the first!!

Nomoreracecards
Nomoreracecards

Yeah, cause everybody knows if it were “someone “ shooting a cop, it would be your black bro’s n hoe’s..

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Oh fuck you ass hole🖕

Karyn101
Karyn101

😂

Gavinbenteau
Gavinbenteau

Likely because you are a racist and can only see race in everything.

USMCgirl
USMCgirl

You are a racist!!! Your mother should be absolutely ashamed she raised a POS like you!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Lol, i was right, wasn't i? You all read from the same playbook

Joseph-Dockemyer
Joseph-Dockemyer

Because if it was niggas, they'd be stealing the watermelons and shooting each other. As always. Kind of a broken record... Carry on... lol

Joseph-Dockemyer
Joseph-Dockemyer

Also, niggas would be HELPING the criminal get away. You know, to re-offend. Per usual. Like thugs. Look to the looting. Also, niggas licked the ice cream and put it back on the shelf. Per the video...
Thank you for providing the comic relief, though. Good nigga...

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

"Hi_estComnDenomn
5 days

I read the headline and immediately suspected a caucasian was doing something as vile as this."

No, you didn't.
Therefore, how do you know he is of European descent? After all, that is what a Caucasian person is.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

because this is caucasian behavior. and caucasian is a white person.

check this story on any other news feed, then tell me what color this guy is.

Forbidden
Forbidden

looks like that store has meat on the shelf. thats nice

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good for the people who jumped in

Lesaltoids
Lesaltoids

I would not have touched him like that. I would have knocked his ass out with a bottle!

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Ummm, what's with the robot? Floor cleaner? New security guard? Shopper?

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Disgusting pig.. They should have all spit on him

DR226
DR226

I hope the tests come back negative for Covid-19...


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