Woman strangles DOG after being asked to wear a mask
A Queensland woman has been hit with multiple charges after allegedly assaulting police, trying to bite them, and strangling a dog when asked to wear a mask in a supermarket.
Queensland Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said the woman was arrested in the South Burnett region, about 100km west of the Sunshine Coast.
“When challenged by police for not wearing a mask in an IGA in Nanango, (she allegedly) took it upon herself to seriously assault police, attempt to bite them, and strangle a dog,” he said.
Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said those failing to follow mask rules could expect to be fined. Image: 9News
The South Burnett woman has been charged with animal cruelty, serious assault on police officers, and disobeying public health orders.
Mr Gollschewski said most Queenslanders were following public health orders, including mandatory mask-wearing in select public spaces, some have been refusing to comply and that assaulting police enforcing health orders would not be tolerated.
“We’ve seen some very good compliance in a number of areas in relation to masks,” he said.
“The message goes to all Queenslanders, not just those in higher density areas, you are required to wear masks under certain conditions.”
Mr Gollschewski said one person received an on-the-spot fine for not wearing a mask in Howard, near Harvey Bay, and 172 masks were given out to members of the public not following the rules.
"Those who do the wrong thing wilfully should expect to be fined," he said.
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