68.3 F
Fort Worth
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
- Advertisements -
Health Care Couple wears swastika masks in Minnesota Walmart

Couple wears swastika masks in Minnesota Walmart

Other News

Petalo, not Charmin: Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Toilet...

Pure Wine Inc. to pitch Walmart merchants

Grapevine-based Pure Wine Inc. has been chosen for the opportunity to have its products featured on Walmart store shelves and on Walmart.com...

Mall owners close to buying JC Penney out of bankruptcy

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners are close to a...

At Home launches collection with Fort Worth connection

At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), The Home Décor Superstore, has debuted an exclusive collection with interior...


MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) — A couple in Minnesota wore red face masks emblazoned with swastikas to a Walmart in a video posted on social media.


Police were called Saturday to the Walmart in Marshall, in the southwest part of the state, on a report that two shoppers were wearing the mask with the symbol used by the Nazi Party. Another shopper, Raphaela Mueller, who is a vicar of a southwest Minnesota parish, posted video on Facebook of the man and woman being confronted by others in the store, the Star Tribune reported.


“If you vote for (Democratic presidential candidate Joe) Biden, you’re going to be living in Nazi Germany, that’s what it’s going to be like,” the woman with the swastika mask said in the video as her husband loaded bags of groceries into a shopping cart.
Mueller said when she first saw the couple, she felt “nauseated and I wanted to cry, which I ended up doing.”
“I was speechless and shocked. I have heard of (things like this) happening in other places but I never thought I would see something like that,” she told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Marshall police gave the couple no-trespass notices but did not cite or arrest them, police Capt. Jeff Wenker told the AP on Sunday. Police did not identify the couple.


Saturday was the first day that Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order took effect requiring masks in businesses and indoor public spaces to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Walmart already requires customers to wear masks at its namesake and Sam’s Club stores.
In a statement, Walmart said the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer “will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in any aspect of our business.”
“Store management offered the individuals disposable face masks as an alternative, which they refused. The individuals became belligerent and were asked to leave the store by store management,” Walmart said.
The couple’s trespass ban is for at least a year and applies to all Walmart stores, the company said.

- Advertisements -
- Advertisements -

Latest News

Tarrant County reports 13 COVID deaths on Sunday

Tarrant County Public Health on Sunday, Sept. 20 reported 13 COVID-19 deaths, two from July and five from August. The deceased include...

CVS adds 2,000 test sites nationally; 26 in North Texas

FWBP STAFF CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) said Sept. 17 it plans to add more than...

Fort Worth eye medication firm acquired for $225M

Fort Worth eye medication firm acquired for $225M Fort Worth-based Eyevance Holdings LLC, founded in 2017 to provide medication...

Tarrant County reports four COVID deaths on Friday

Tarrant County Public Health reported four COVID-19 deaths on Friday, Sept. 18. The deceased include a man from Hurst in his 80s,...

3 more COVID cases linked to American’s bar crawl in Bavaria

By FRANK JORDANS and DAVID RISING Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Authorities in southern Germany have recorded three more COVID-19 infections in people...