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Maine man charged after refusing to wear mask, hitting store owner with car

York County Sheriff's Office charged Robert Sanborn with felony reckless conduct following Tuesday's incident at Calls Shop'n Save in Cornish.

CORNISH, Maine — A man from Maine is facing charges after an incident where he allegedly refused to wear a mask inside a grocery store and attempted to hit the store's owner with his car.

York County Sheriff's Office said Robert Sanborn, 63, from Hiram was charged with felony reckless conduct following the incident on Tuesday.

Sanborn was captured in surveillance video throwing his cart full of groceries inside the Calls Shop'n Save in Cornish after management confronted him for not wearing a mask, according to officials.

He then was asked to leave and escorted to his car in the parking lot by several store employees. 

Video showed Sanborn's car backing out of a parking spot then pulling back in as the store owner attempted to take a picture of his license plate.

Sheriff's deputies said the store owner was struck in the leg but was not injured.

Calls Shop'n Save management told NEWS CENTER Maine they hope it shows what essential workers and Maine businesses are experiencing trying to enforce laws and help protect customers' health. 

On Friday, Gov. Janet Mills issued a new order to require 'operators of indoor public spaces' to deny entry to people without face coverings.

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