An Oregon couple who complained their rights were violated when they were told to wear masks in a bakery were arrested after showing police their video of the violent confrontation at the store, officials said.
Portland-area couple Ricki Collin, 34, and Amy Hall, 45, were charged with third-degree assault following their arrest in downtown Eugene on Wednesday, according to police.
The video shows a man and a woman walking into the Crumb Together bakery. (The video, filmed by the man, can be seen above and below, and features NSFW language.) In the store, a person ― identified in some news reports as the store’s owner ― asks the couple to leave because they’re not wearing masks. They refuse, and a verbal confrontation follows. The woman can be seen shoving the owner, who then gets a baseball bat from behind the counter and again asks the couple to leave.
The woman and the owner get into a physical struggle that lasts for over half a minute. In the video, the owner can be heard screaming and yelling “Get the fuck out!”
The couple flagged down nearby police and showed them their video, according to ABC affiliate KEZI Channel 9. They were arrested on the spot.
In addition to felony assault, Collin was charged with robbery for allegedly walking out of the bakery with the bat, according to officials. In the video, the man and woman seem stunned they’re being arrested.
The bakery owner was reportedly taken to a hospital for treatment for cuts and bruises.
Collin has a history of arrests, and has posted several videos of himself challenging people over mask requirements, KEZI reported.