A shopper was charged with battery after an alleged altercation in an Illinois Home Depot over the wearing of face masks, on July 3.
Local media reported Teri A. Hill, of McHenry, got into a disagreement with another customer that turned into a physical altercation.
The other woman, Sydney Waters, who filmed the video, posted on Facebook that Hill was wearing a mask but took it off to ask an employee to force other customers to wear a mask as well.
“When we passed her I said ‘ma’am if you’re going to demand other folks keep their masks on it’s important you do too.’ Then she took her mask all the way off, put it in her pocket and let me know she was going to spit & cough on me, " Waters wrote in her Facebook post.
In the video Hill holds her phone in front of her face. She is heard saying, “Yes I am entitled. I’m white and I’m a woman.”
Waters goes on to ask, “What does you being white have to do with you getting your way?” to which Hill is heard saying, “Because I’m a white woman and that’s what happens. I believe in white power.”
Waters alleges Hill hit her, and took off Waters’ mask when they fell to the ground.
Local media reported police charged Hill with battery and disorderly conduct, and her case will be heard in court on August 19. Credit: Sydney Waters via Storyful