Grocery Store Employee Assaulted While Advising of Distancing Policy

PARIS: Brant County OPP are investigating after an employee at Sobeys Grocery in Paris was assaulted by a customer.


OPP say they were called to the store mid-afternoon on Sunday. A teenage employee had been advising a customer of the store rules prior to entering regarding social distancing when the altercation occurred.

The customer then entered the grocery store where a second altercation took place with a manager of the store.

Police have since charged 77 year old, George Rutherford, of Brant County with assault and uttering threats.

Rutherford will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.