VIDEO: Man Pepper Sprayed for Not Wearing Mask at Dog Park

The ugliest debate that we have in our nation today is whether or not we should be forced to wear masks for the sake of slowing the spread of coronavirus.

The argument isn’t whether or not masks actually prevent the spread of respiratory droplets – we already all agree that this is true.  The issue now is whether or not the often-stubborn American people will allow such a decision to be mandated by the government.

As the nation sorts this out, there have been no shortage of ugly incidents caught on film in which folks on either side of the mask argument get a little overzealous.  This week was no exception.

A woman has posted a video of a stranger attacking her husband with pepper spray for allegedly not wearing a coronavirus mask at a San Diego dog park while having lunch.

“That is me crying hysterically in the background because my innocent husband just got maced for no reason,” Ash O’Brien says in a Facebook post that includes the cellphone video.

O’Brien told KGTV the incident took place Thursday afternoon at the Dusty Rhodes Dog Park in San Diego. They had brought their pug puppy to the park. She said the person who had the pepper spray was a woman wearing a face mask who was at the park with her dog.

The video was utterly ridiculous.

So this happened today at dusty rhodes dog park today in ocean beach. This is my husband getting maced by a random old lady. We had our 3 month old pug with us. We were just sitting down eating lunch and minding our own business. We were not wearing masks because we were eating. You can’t wear a mask and eat at the same time. She kept calling us idiots and flipping me off. Then she started saying more stuff and I told her to leave the park and stop harassing us. She then came right up to our table wear we were eating, pointed the mace at me first and got a little on me, and then my husband stepped in and took the entire can. Thank god for the bystander that took this video because we are going to the police now to press charges. I am sharing this because people need to watch out for this lady in San Diego. Please share to spread awareness. That is me crying hysterically in the background because my innocent husband just got maced for no reason. We want justice.

Posted by Ash Sherilynn OBrien on Thursday, July 23, 2020


How we ever let a medical issue come to this level of vitriolic violence is a question for the ages.