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Mishawaka police: 7-Eleven clerk attacked after telling man he needed mask

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Published: May. 13, 2020 at 11:58 AM EDT
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A man is accused of punching and kicking a 7-Eleven clerk after she told him he couldn't be served without a mask, and Mishawaka police are asking for your help identifying the suspect.

It happened Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at 601 N. Main Street.

The suspect is described as a light skin black male with small dreadlocks, 5’9”-5”10” tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing jeans with holes in them, a dark gray or black light coat with a hood on it and bright blue tennis shoes. He is believed to be between 20 and 25 years old.


From the Mishawaka Police Department:
The Mishawaka Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that took place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at 7-11 601 N. Main Street, Mishawaka. A male subject entered the 7-11 without wearing a mask and attempted to purchase a cup of coffee. When the subject was told he couldn’t be served because he was not wearing a mask the male subject threw the cup of coffee on the clerk at left. The male subject returned and was asked to leave by the clerk. The male subject then punched the clerk knocking her to the ground. The subject proceeded to punch and kick the clerk before leaving the store. The male subject is described as a light skin male black with small dreads, 5’9”-5”10” tall, 150 pounds wearing jeans with holes in them, a dark gray or black light coat with a hood on it and bright blue tennis shoes. It is believed that the male subject is between 20 and 25 years of age. 7-11 has signs posted masks are required while inside the store due to social distancing per St. Joseph County Health Department and CDC guidelines. The Mishawaka Police Department is asking for help in identifying this male subject. If you have any information pertaining to this aggravated assault and the identity of the male subject please contact Detective Donald Siders of the Mishawaka Police Department Detective Bureau 574-258-1684.

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