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American man arrested after spitting on Isla Mujeres employee

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Agents of the municipal police of Isla Mujeres report the arrest of an American man after he allegedly spat on a gas station attendant.

Authorities say the 60-year-old American was taken into custody after the dispatcher of a gas station requested police intervention when the man spat in his face. Police say the man is accused of crimes of danger against the life and health of people.

The man is alleged to have coughed and spit on the employee after he was prevented from going to an island pier following recommendations to stay home due to the situation being experienced by SARS-CoV-2.

Police Chief Jaime Ongay Ortiz pointed out that the employee was following protocol in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. He says the aggressor, Raymond N, was clinically assessed to rule out he was a COVID-19 carrier and made available to the ministerial authority.

“We are not going to allow locals or visitors to disturb public order or threaten the health of citizens. We are in a sanitary situation and we must be prudent at all times and above all, abide by the recommendations of the health authorities,” he stated.