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Man charged with assault & battery after allegedly wiping face on Michigan store clerk

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Posted at 10:24 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 17:17:16-04

HOLLY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Holly Police Department have arrested the man captured on video wiping his nose and face on the shirt of a store clerk.

Police say the man, identified as Rex Howard Gomoll, allegedly entered a Dollar Tree store on N. Saginaw St. on May 2. The clerk told him that all in-store customers must wear a mask to enter, per the signs posted on the entry doors.

He reportedly walked over to the clerk and wiped his nose and face on her shirt, saying, "Here, I will use this as a mask."

Police say he continued to be loud and disruptive inside the store before leaving in a white van.

Gomoll has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery. He is set to be arraigned Wednesday at 9 a.m.