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Man shoots at police with AK-47 after refusing to wear a mask

China Plus Published: 2020-08-04 14:44:59

A Pennsylvania man was told to wear a mask inside a tobacco store, but he refused and stole two cigars, reports the Miami Herald.

Adam Zaborowski shot at a tobacco store clerk who asked him to wear a mask and to return the cigars he had stolen. [Photo: screenshot taken from a report by Miami Herald]

Adam Zaborowski shot at a tobacco store clerk who asked him to wear a mask and to return the cigars he had stolen. [Photo: screenshot taken from a report by Miami Herald]

When a clerk went out and asked 35-year-old Adam Zaborowski to return the cigars, the man pulled out a weapon, firing it once in the air and twice at the employee.

The next day, police were waiting outside Zaborowski’s home to arrest him when he got into his car and left, according to the local paper, The Express-Times.

Police followed him, and Zaborowski got out of the vehicle and shot at officers and highway patrol troopers with an AK-47 assault rifle.

The police returned fire, striking Zaborowski. One officer was also injured, according to a police statement.

Zaborowski’s attorney, John Waldron, said his client lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic and lost custody of his child, reported The Express-Times.

He was “just not handling the pandemic well,” added the attorney.

Zaborowski was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and robbery.

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