This is insane.
It is now being reported that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler used pepper spray on a man who was confronting him about not wearing a mask while leaving a restaurant.
According to the Washington Examiner, “He had no face mask on and got within a foot or two of my face while he was videoing me,” Wheeler told police. “I became imminently concerned for my personal safety.”
“I clearly informed him that he needed to back off. He did not do so. I informed him that I was carrying pepper spray and that I would use it if he did not back off,” he added. “He remained at close distance. I pulled out my pepper spray, and I sprayed him in the eyes.”
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