A 73-year-old Ontario senior citizen was shot and killed outside his home yesterday by police following an incident at a local market. Details are still a little hazy, but here is some snippets from various news sources:
The man had refused to wear a mask and allegedly assaulted a grocery store employee before driving away, Ontario Provincial Police say.
Police were called to a Valu-Mart in Minden, Ont., just after 8 a.m., OPP Sgt. Jason Folz said.
Officers tried to stop the suspect’s car, but they refrained “in the interest of public safety” before doing a follow-up investigation, Folz said.
…on Wednesday morning, Ontario Provincial police responded to a call to the Valu-Mart in Minden, in central Ontario’s cottage country. A 73-year-old man had allegedly assaulted an employee after refusing to put on a mask to enter the store.
It ended in a police confrontation and shooting near the man’s home.
“The guy just didn’t want to wear a mask,” store owner Linda Easton told the Minden Times, the local newspaper.
The division caused by masks is entirely driven by the mandates being implemented around the World, whatever you believe about the virus, the dangers it poses and the abilities of a face mask to protect you from this perceived danger – this social division is not worth it. It really isn’t.
I fear this type of escalation isn’t going to be the last.