Florida Man Allegedly Assaulted Dollar Tree Worker Over Social Distancing

Florida Man Allegedly Assaulted Dollar Tree Worker Over Social Distancing

Coronavirus pandemic in the US – Giles Clarke/Getty Images Ad Microsoft Ad Microsoft Ad Microsoft Slide 1 of 50: New York City nurses and health workers gather at a ‘COVID-19 Frontline Health Worker Action’ event on April 6, in New York City to demand safer working conditions, more personal protective equipment (PPE) and free virus testing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Slideshow by photo services A Florida man allegedly assaulted a woman working at Dollar Tree after he was admonished for skipping the line and not observing social distancing guidelines. Stephan Fanelli, 55, was arrested Friday afternoon after the alleged incident took place at a Dollar Tree store in Madeira Beach, Florida. The incident was said to have been initiated when Fanelli began arguing with employee Nyashata Chajani before forcing himself ahead of other customers, according to an arrest affidavit. “The defendant skipped the line at the cashier and placed his items in front of other customers items,” the affidavit reads. “When the victim requested the defendant to remove his items and return to the back of the line, the defendant became irate.” Chajani is also said to have “requested for the defendant to observe the current social distancing rules” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which Fanelli was failing to do. Touching the items Fanelli was attempting to purchase immediately prompted a physical attack. “When the victim attempted to move the defendant’s items for the register’s line, the defendant began striking the victim,” reads the affidavit. “With both arms, the defendant pushed the victim in the chest, both arms, and hands.” The arresting officer goes on to report seeing a video of Fanelli striking Chajani in the arm, along with a witness corroborating the details of the alleged incident. Fanelli, who is described as transient in the affidavit, was charged […]

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