On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order that lifted the state’s mask mandate and increased capacity at all businesses to 100%. However, private businesses may still require patrons to wear face coverings in order to enter their premises. If a business requires patrons to wear a face mask and a person refuses, the business may ask the individual to leave – refusal to do so would be considered trespassing. Unfortunately for one Texas woman, she didn’t understand this and paid the price.
We take you to Galveston, Texas, where Terry White visited her local Bank of America branch. White believed that she didn’t have to wear a face mask because the state no longer had a mask mandate. However, Bank of America still implements a mask mandate to enter their locations. Bank employees asked White to wear a face mask and she refused. Police we called. Bad things happened.
The police officer confronted the woman, and asked her to leave. She refused and the cop replied, “Ma’am, listen: We can do this the easy way or the hard way.” The Karen chose the latter.
White responds, “What are you going to do? Arrest me? That’s hilarious.”
The officer then breaks out his handcuffs, and sure enough, he arrests her.
The 65-year-old woman resists arrest, gets into a struggle with the officer on the floor of the bank with several onlookers gawking at the situation. “Now you’re smashing my arm into my private area,” the woman is heard saying.
White then cries, “Police brutality right here, people!”
The bank patrons overwhelmingly disagree, and they respond in a chorus of, “No, no it is not.” The woman reacts by yelling, “What a bunch of sheep!”
The woman asks the onlookers to film her arrest, but the officer informs her that he is recording her arrest through his body camera.
White was hit with charges of resisting arrest and criminal trespass. She really should have used the bank drive-thru or just wear a mask for five minutes.
White told ABC 13, “I won’t wear that diaper on my face!”