Woman Arrested at Texas Bank After Bucking Business Mask Mandate: ‘What Are You Going To Do, Arrest Me?’

‘The law says that I do not have to wear a mask’

EXCERPT:

WRIGHT: “My money is in this bank and I’m going to take it out.”
POLICE OFFICER: “Well, then you have to abide by the rules and you have to have a mask on.”
WRIGHT: “This is a state —“
POLICE OFFICER: “It’s not. Businesses have the right to refuse the service even if you’re not wearing a mask. That’s their choice.”
WRIGHT: “That’s why I’m taking my money out.
POLICE OFFICER: “Awesome. Well, you need to go and get a mask and then take your money out. You’re not allowed to do —“
WRIGHT: “I’ve been waiting here for about 10 minutes —“
POLICE OFFICER: “Ma’am, listen, we’re going to do this the easy way or the hard way.”
WRIGHT: “What are you going to do, arrest me?”
POLICE OFFICER: “Yes, for intruding on premises.”
WRIGHT: “That’s hilarious.”
POLICE OFFICER: “That’s exactly what this is.”
WRIGHT: “And you believe in this?”
POLICE OFFICER: “I believe in it —“
WRIGHT: “Do you believe in this?”
POLICE OFFICER: “The law, yes.”
WRIGHT: “The law says that I don’t have to wear a mask.”

(h/t The Hill)

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