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Local woman arrested after refusing to wear mask inside establishment

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Palm Beach Sheriffs office

A former Boynton Beach board member has been arrested after she refused to wear a face mask inside of a food establishment and then refused to leave.

The incident was reported on Thursday at Einstein Bros. Bagels near Glades Road and U.S. Highway 441 in Boca Raton.

Authorities say 61-year-old Cindy Dicorrado entered the establishment without a facemask and was immediately asked to put one on. Discorrado reportedly ignored the request citing her Constitutional rights and that she was being discriminated against. After asking several Discorrado to put on a mask or leave the store, staff members then contact the police.

When authorities arrived, they told Dicorrado that she would have to leave or be arrested for trespassing. She once again refused to leave. That’s when the officer grabbed Dicorrado by the wrist and attempted to escort her outside. Dicorrado was said to have “pulled back and refused to obey.” Another deputy was called to the scene to assist the responding officer with taking Dicorrado into custody.

Dicorrado is now facing several charges including trespassing and resisting arrest without violence.

Dicorrado was a Boynton Beach CRA board member until when she was forced to step down due to racist remarks she made during a meeting about sanctuary cities.

According to the reports, Dicorrado was over heard in a board meeting telling one resident that he needed to speak “better English.” She was also overheard telling a group of black residents “You’re lucky we brought you over as slaves, or else you’d be deported, too.”

In response to the backlash, Dicorrado said her comments were misunderstood and that she did not mean any harm by them.

Dicorrado also received backlash after tweeting in agreeance with Roy Moore’s comment that “The last time America was great was during slavery.”