Woman Arrested After Meltdown When Dollar Tree Manager Asked Her To Wear A Mask

Tom Gantert

A woman was arrested after she threw a tantrum when told she had to wear a face mask to go in a Dollar Tree

Wilkes-Barre Twp, PA – A woman was arrested after threatening customers, a store manager and police because she refused to wear a face mask inside a Dollar Tree.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Heath ordered on April 15 that customers are required to wear face masks while inside a commercial business due to the coronavirus, according to The Times Leader.

On April 20 a Dollar Tree store manager told Atlandrith Owens, 20, that she couldn’t enter unless she wore a face mask.

The Times Leader reported that Owens refused to wear a mask and then started yelling into the store from the entrance, which alarmed customers and employees, according to police.

Police arrived at the Dollar Tree at about 4 p.m. and saw Owens at the entrance yelling.

There were two neon green signs posted on entrance doors that alerted customers that they had to wear face masks while inside the store, according to The Times Leader.

Owens walked away from the police officers and told them, “Ya’ll are lucky that you’re wearing a uniform. Take that off and see what happens,” according to The Times Leader.

The woman initially gave police an incorrect name. But Owens’ sister told police what Owens’ real name was. That caused Owens to threaten beat up her sister, according to police.

She was subsequently arrested.

Owens has a history of legal issues.

Police said she was wanted for failure to appear in court on aggravated assault offenses. According to court records, police charged Owens in August of 2019 with threatening her sister with a knife as well as assaulting a police officer during a fight at a residence.

On Tuesday, Owens was charged with several crimes including disorderly conduct and false identification to law enforcement, according to The Times Leader.

She was booked into jail with $1,000 bail.

Comments (164)
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flybynight
flybynight

"Owens has a history of legal issues"

I'm not saying it!!!

Ok trolls let the excuses roll.

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

Nothing wrong here... just another level headed calm woman who justifiably handled the situation properly....

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

LOL, so @Jim H. - Virginia US, is it against her constitutional rights to be asked to wear a mask on private property? Please, enlighten me.

Saints
Saints

Misunderstood,, psychological problems,, drugs,, hard head,, drunk,, anger issues or a complete IDIOT.....

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Once again, the rules apply to everyone but YOU, right? Amazing how things in this Country seem to work anymore! Heck, why should it apply to you - you're immune from having or carrying COVID-19, right? What a real winner!

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

What bothers me the most is the sense of entitlement that has developed in this Country. It is about "me, me, me". Even some of the Spring Break kids said that they felt immune to the virus and didn't give a damn if the caused the death of others. In this case, the store owner had a policy that all customers must wear a mask. Much the same in my State. It is for the common good of other customers and the employees. The trolls can argue legality but my concern is when did we lose common respect for the good of the community? All she needed to do was put on a mask. I use one every time I have to go out. I don't like it but I feel that it is the right thing to do. Respect for others in my community.

Marxest
Marxest

It rings false. The story sounds suspicious to me. This COVID-19 epidemic has been used as a way for Americans to openly express their dear virulent racist attitudes. I witnessed an event in which a white person didn't want to get on a public elevator with a black person for fear of "catching something". Her racism couldn't be more transparent. This poor woman's arrest was another glaring example of that.

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

Why are these type people always so violent?

This one needs to follow the rules like everyone else, and taught a hard lesson
as well.

Razorbackfan
Razorbackfan

“Atlandrith”? Riiiiiiiight. The usual suspect.

RunCop
RunCop

At’Land’rith....Quafool’s sista?

VicG
VicG

Once again, those people thinking dem laws is fo erry budy but dem. Yeah, right...

nuccten
nuccten

Those eyes are - scary.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

I just wonder what force of law public health authorities has to enforce their made-up rules. I thought that only legislatures could make laws, even as much as some judges feel they can also.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

I SUPPORT the LADY. Dollar stores are LOW budget WHITE TRASH TOILETS with 99.9% of the merchandise MADI in the COMMUNIST REPUBLIC of CHINA. 🖕🖕🖕 CHINA !!
MY General Electric Washing Machine was Manufactured in
💥MEXICO💥 04/29/1997 !!. U.S.A. DOES NOT NEED ANYTHING FROM LITTLE COMMIE PIGS !!!! . YOU STUPID ! STUPID PIG'S ARSE's !!! YOUR FACE MASKS ARE MADE IN C H I N A !!!. 1.5 MILLION SHIPPED FROM THE BAT SHAT Capitol of the World TO the U.S.A. IN SIX WEEKS !!!.
I AM 67 YRS. OLD. MY LAST FLU SHOT WAS MAY 2004 !!! .
I AIN'T WEARING ANY 🖕ING COMMUNIST CHINK MASK !!!.
AMERICA IS DEAD !!! NO BULLETS FIRED , NO POLICE , NO SOLDIERS, TEAR GAS OR TANKS.... AND AMERICA IS
D E A D !!!!. STAY INSIDE ! DO NOT GO A N Y P L A C E !!!!
AND IN IDAHO ....A MOTHER WITH 2 CHILDREN AT A CITY PARK IS ARRESTED AND HAULED AWAY !!! ??? COMMUNIST / NAZI L.E.O.'s ARREST AN UNARMED LADY FOR TAKING HER KIDS TO THE PARK . FKING WAKE UP ALL LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS !! JUST SAY 🖕🖕🖕🖕YOU ... AND GO BACK TO YOIR JOBS AND BUSINESSES IF THEY STILL EXIST !!! #SHUTDOWNTHESHUTDOWN👹

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual "entitled" suspect.👎😣

bryantrent
bryantrent

Follow the rules

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Private business.

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

$1000 bond? Should probably put that animal down.

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

$1000 bond? Better put that animal down, before it kills somebody.

vwiles34
vwiles34

This isn't a matter of if it's legal to tell someone to wear a mask. It's about what is common human decency and respect. Which of late has gotten to be in short supply. Living in a free society shouldn't be considered that gives people the right to say F*^# everyone else, that's annarcasy. No where does it say I have the right to do as I damn well please and if I wan't to do something that might cause another persons death thats my right. These asshats need to get over themselves. This stupid bitch doesn't own that store. So if they say don't come in without a mask then enough said. No where does it say you have the right to go on private property if you're told by the owner or their agent not to. They didn't refuse her service based on color, creed, national origon, or religion. So for anyone who thinks they can go where they want when they want because it's their right. Show me where it says that is in the constitution or bill of rights. Maybe we need a new law passed called the dumbass use a little common sense law. But until then I wish they'd take stupid bitches like this and put them under the jail...end of rant.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

The problem is much deeper than anything related to masks. This lady is probably another one who has trouble following any rules, and her prior criminal record is proof of that.

She also probably responds to any type of conflict with irrationality and violence.

The behavior is learned from an improper upbringing and lack of discipline for inappropriate and undesirable behaviors.

A civilized person who doesn't want to abide by a store policy would simply take their business elsewhere.

Jason942-
Jason942-

When keepin it real goes wrong part 7,345,896

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Who’s surprised?
Raise your hand
Yeah, didn’t think so.......

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

I would have had to leave as I'm unable to wear a mask due to asthma. I tried again the other day and within 30 seconds started hyperventilating and almost passed out.

Sergeant PJB
Sergeant PJB

@blue Lives Matter. Did you get a dummycrats to write this headline?

mindy1000
mindy1000

I was required to wear one at Staples yesterday. I saw the sign and had to go to my car and get it. I didn't stand at the entrance and act like a crazy person even though I was aggravated. But Staples? Seriously? There are never more than 5 people in there on a good day. LOL

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

If the PA Department of Health ordered, as of June 1, 2020, that all citizens out of their homes were permitted to only wear speedos or bikinis since sunshine & humidity kill COVID-19 ... would you obey the directive?

Yeah, you probably would!

LEO-Retired
LEO-Retired

I admire your reticence and your obvious restraint. But, in my opinion, I believe that you should just tell us what you feel about the world situation in general and Dollar Stores in particular and not attempt to sugar-coat your Rantings words. I do have a question though: were you released, or did you just escape? It’s a pity that you didn’t bring some of your meds with you when you left.

ScoutLeduxStarr
ScoutLeduxStarr

Sounds like a good candidate for assuming room temperature

shooter
shooter

She look a lil' bit cray-cray...

Ya know what I'm sayinnnn?

🤣

JACR19
JACR19

In Pennsylvania our dictator governor mandated last week that ALL businesses deny entry to any customers not wearing a mask but must offer curbside service. He also threatened to pull business licenses for those who don't comply. The good news is some of the local police are not enforcing this outlandish bullshit.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

The usual suspect. They must be proud!

Cops kid
Cops kid

MASK ? They should make her wear a friggin bag... Plastic one at that !

Cops kid
Cops kid

That face can curdle milk

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Mushmouth is that you?


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