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Florida man spit at child who refused to remove his mask

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Police say a Florida man confronted a child for wearing a mask and then spat on his face when the boy refused to take it off.

Treasure Island police say 47-year-old Jason Copenhaver was arrested and charged with simple battery and disorderly conduct.

Copenhaver approached the child’s table Sunday and asked the boy to remove his mask. When he refused, police say Copenhaver grabbed the boy’s hand and put his face next to the child’s, telling the boy he now had coronavirus.

He told police he’s never been tested for the virus.