By Guy Page
‘Tis NOT the season to be jolly for one disgruntled Hunger Mountain Co-op shopper who on Dec. 16 declined to wear a mask, left the store gesturing and cursing, and then struck a sandwich board sign with his pick-up truck, Montpelier police say.
In a Facebook video post shared by the Montpelier Police Department, a pickup truck can be seen driving towards the store’s front entrance, veering towards the sign, knocking it over, and then driving off. A photo of the alleged truck operator is included on the post, which reads:
“MPD is seeking the community’s assistance identifying the operator of the vehicle in this video regarding an ongoing investigation. An image of the operator prior to departing the building is available in the comments. Please contact Sergeant Truhan at (802) 223-3445 with any information.”
The Montpelier Bridge Dec. 19 said the deed was done by an “anti-masker” and referred to it as “a potentially dangerous form of anti-mask protest.” Police reportedly said they are not responding to civil complaints regarding the city’s newly imposed mask ordinance, only criminal complaints. However, they are actively investigating now the incident.
The video has 17 comments, only two of which – both by Montpelier PD – are visible, and has been shared 76 times.