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Eric Wayne Witherspoon Jr.

A security guard working at a Chipotle restaurant outside Manassas is accused of assaulting a customer without a mask, sending the victim to the hospital, police say.

Officers were called to the restaurant at 7311 Sudley Road at 7:19 p.m. Friday, where the 42-year-old victim reported walking in without a mask and encountering the guard. The guard grabbed the victim and struck him more than once before dragging him out of the restaurant, Prince William County police spokeswoman Renee Carr said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The security guard, 29-year-old Eric Witherspoon Jr., of Woodbridge, was charged with malicious wounding and jailed without bond, Carr said.

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yorktown2021

InsideNoVA could dedicate a little more effort here. Since security guards are licensed by DCJS you might want to confirm he is actually a real guard since the information is publicly available here:

https://www.cms.dcjs.virginia.gov/GLSuiteWeb/Clients/VADCJS/Public/IndividualVerification/Search.aspx

You’d find out he is not a licensed guard. Then you could ask the company who hired him and why?

yorktown2021

If you checked the judicial website you’d see he’s a multiple time convicted felon as well. More to the story fellas, that requires you to leave your apartment and interview people.

tman

I'm all for ejecting unmasked fools before they contaminate the rest of us, but I doubt Chipotle approves of assault and physical removal without significant provocation. Once we sit down to eat, we are unmasked anyway.

Remember folks, commercial establishments determine their rules for entry, not you No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service.

PWC resident since '69

Hard as hell to eat with a mask

PWC resident since '69

So the equal protection clause does not exist! Sounds like you are ok with commercial establishments denying service based on gender, race or political affiliation too

Lizzy

This restaurant has for years had difficulty w/ employees. They several times had outbreaks of sanitation questions w/ employees.

amorr

That is some dedication to protecting people. A little to much force, but hey, maybe better them than you? I can't believe these anti maskers are still feeling emboldened to not wear a mask. Let's get through this! Wear a mask!

swandive

A bit excessive, but still, why did the guy attempt to enter w/o a mask anyway?? Was he looking for trouble?? Even if he wasnt, he DEFINATELY found it[lol]

Iwouldntgiveabean

The bigger question is why does a Chipotle need a security guard?

Che

Wear the damn mask!

Colonel Trautman

This is terrible

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