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Seriously?! New Jersey Man Arrested For Strangling A Burger King Employee After Argument Over Mask

A man in New Jersey has been arrested for attacking a Burger King employee after he was asked to put on a face mask.

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Source: Cristina Arias / GettyAccording to reports from WLNY, 47-year-old David Siversten ended up strangling a female employee at a Burger King in Wayne, New Jersey at around 4 p.m. on March 27. The incident happened following an incident that occured when Siversten visited the fast food joint the day before, March 26, when the dispute over his mask first occurred.

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Siversten ended up coming back the following day and walking up to the employee before he “wrapped both hands around [the employee’s] neck, and started strangling her,” Police Captain Dan Daly said, according to the Daily Beast. When another female employee got involved, the attack was put to an end.

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Police say the 47-year-old took off before officers got to the scene, though authorities later found him sitting in a nearby driveway. He was allegedly inebriated, telling police, “you got me.” Still, he apparently didn’t cooperate during the arrest and hit his head on a steel bench.

David Siversten was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Unfortunately, this is far from the first time an anti-masker has caused a scene like this at an establishment–and it probably won’t be the last.

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