Holly — A 68-year-old Genesee County man is in police custody, pending charges, after allegedly wiping his nose and face on the shirt of a Dollar Tree clerk who asked him to wear a mask inside the store.

The incident took place about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at a Dollar Tree on the 400 block of North Saginaw Street, south of Grange Hall Road.

Previously: Man wipes nose on clerk after being asked to wear mask, police say

Police said in a statement that the clerk advised the suspect that customers must wear a mask to shop the store. 

Police say the man then approached the clerk, said “here, I will use this as a mask,” and wiped his face and nose on her shirt.


The Holly Police Department says a man entered the Dollar Tree store on N. Saginaw St. on Saturday, May 2nd at about 1:30 pm. and wiped his nose on the clerk when she told him he needed to wear a mask The Detroit News

The man then left in a large white van, police said.

Jerry Narsh, police chief of Holly, confirmed the arrest of the Linden man, and said police would make their case to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, which would decide on charges Tuesday morning.   

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