Arrest warrant issued for Oregon woman who refused to wear mask in Texas bank video
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|WEARING MASKS||Refusal To Wear Masks|
Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Terry Wright, 65, of Grants Pass, Oregon. The incident on Thursday at a Bank of America in Galveston was captured by the officer's body camera, The Galveston County Daily News reported.
Police say they've obtained an arrest warrant on resisting arrest and criminal trespassing charges.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday ended statewide orders requiring people to wear face masks in public places, declaring that businesses should decide for themselves what COVID-19 precautions to take on their properties. Many businesses have kept their own mask rules in place.
Police said a bank manager called police after Wright refused to wear a mask while inside, and then refused to leave the building when asked.
The police department on Friday released the officer's body camera video footage. In the video, Wright can be seen standing in the middle of the bank's lobby, surrounded by other customers, all of whom were wearing masks.
Wright told the officer she had come to the bank to make a withdrawal. The officer asked her to go outside or put on a mask. She refused.