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Deputies: Man Threatens Shooting, Angry Masks Not Worn

a table lined with colorful fabric face masks
Daylina Miller/WUSF Public Media
Health officials have recommended people wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Authorities say a Florida man posted on social media that he was going to shoot up a grocery store because not enough people were wearing masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office says 62-year-old Robert Kovner was arrested Tuesday and charged with making a written threat of a mass shooting.

Investigators say the Sebring man had threatened to carry out the shooting at a Publix, though officials didn’t identify a specific store.

Health officials have recommended people wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some cities and counties require masks be worn in grocery stores and other public places.