Whitefish, MONT — A man in Whitefish shared a video with us of a woman coughing on him and his wife outside of a Super 1 grocery store. Here's his account of what happened:
The man said he went into the store to quickly buy lettuce. He told us he was in the checkout line in within 30 seconds and had no contact with any other people.
Once he got into the line, he added the woman in front of him [the woman featured in the video] was not wearing a mask, and arguing and using profane language towards an elderly woman ahead of her about social distancing. The man said he spoke up. "Ma'am, you are out of line.
There is no need for that language," he told her. He added that nothing was said about a mask at that time.
That's when the woman became aggressive with him, so he began recording the encounter on his phone. Once the woman left the store, the man said she continued to harass the elderly lady who was in front of her once they had reached the parking lot. He asked the woman if she wanted him to call the police, to which she responded, "yes."
Once he'd called the authorities, he asked his wife to get his business card, and the maskless woman drove towards them from the other side of the parking lot. He added that the woman hit him with her car twice and he broke the back window of her car the second time.
We have reached out to police for comment on the incident and are waiting to hear back.