What a ridiculous year 2020 has become.
Not only are we dealing with an American racial revolution, but a global pandemic as well – one the like of which we haven’t seen in at least a century, if not longer.
This is novel strain of coronavirus, which causes the dangerous illness known as COVID-19, still has no cure and no vaccine. This has reduced our ability to fight the virus, and leaves the world with only social distancing and face masks to protect the vulnerable among us.
The problem is, here in America, we don’t often take kindly to the government trying to tell us what to do. So, when mask mandates began popping up all around the nation, in businesses and public areas alike, some among us took great umbrage to the idea.
This sort of selfish defiance has manifested itself in a number of awful pieces of footage being shared on social media.
A woman has posted a video of a stranger attacking her husband with pepper spray for allegedly not wearing a coronavirus mask at a San Diego dog park while having lunch.
“That is me crying hysterically in the background because my innocent husband just got maced for no reason,” Ash O’Brien says in a Facebook post that includes the cellphone video.
O’Brien told KGTV the incident took place Thursday afternoon at the Dusty Rhodes Dog Park in San Diego. They had brought their pug puppy to the park. She said the person who had the pepper spray was a woman wearing a face mask who was at the park with her dog.
Video of the attack was soon spreading online.
So this happened today at dusty rhodes dog park today in ocean beach. This is my husband getting maced by a random old lady. We had our 3 month old pug with us. We were just sitting down eating lunch and minding our own business. We were not wearing masks because we were eating. You can’t wear a mask and eat at the same time. She kept calling us idiots and flipping me off. Then she started saying more stuff and I told her to leave the park and stop harassing us. She then came right up to our table wear we were eating, pointed the mace at me first and got a little on me, and then my husband stepped in and took the entire can. Thank god for the bystander that took this video because we are going to the police now to press charges. I am sharing this because people need to watch out for this lady in San Diego. Please share to spread awareness. That is me crying hysterically in the background because my innocent husband just got maced for no reason. We want justice.
Posted by Ash Sherilynn OBrien on Thursday, July 23, 2020
How embarrassing it is that we, as a nation, have been reduced to this sort of behavior.