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Customer Who Refused To Wear Mask Wanted After Brandishing Knife In Valencia

Detectives with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly threatened a Valencia liquor store employee with a knife two months ago after being asked to leave since he was not wearing a face mask.

On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, a man reportedly entered the Sunrise Spirits liquor store on the 25800 block of Tournament Road in Valencia, accompanied by a white woman, without wearing a facial covering.

“When asked to leave by the clerk, the suspect pointed a folding knife and threatened the clerk,” read a statement issued by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on social media. “The suspect left in a green Toyota SUV.”

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Detectives are now seeking the public’s help in identifying this individual, who is described by detectives as a 5’10” white man in his 30’s with brown hair and brown eyes.

Detectives are hoping the public can help identify the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Muralles at 661-255-1121, ext. 2322.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.LACrimeStoppers.org. Refer file number 020-10425-0623-152.

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Customer Who Refused To Wear Mask Wanted After Brandishing Knife In Valencia

7 comments

  1. No excuse for this kind of behavior at all! People who refuse to wear a mask are the ones who are keeping this thing going like it is! They want it to be over but don’t think they need to help with it, and so by not doing the right thing, they themselves are screwing everyone AND themselves and perpetuating the problem! The rest of us do the right things, and honestly, if we ever want to get past this, they should throw these people in jail for a month or two. The time for pussyfooting around is past, and we need to get SERIOUS about it! We can’t have Bozos ruining it for everyone anymore!

    • I’m always compliant and wear a mask wherever I am required to. However, your statement assumes that masks do anything to stop the spread. Where is your evidence? Both the CDC and Dr. Fauci have made statements that masks are pretty much useless because of their inability to block out the aerosol form of the virus.. But if you feel better wearing one, by all means…

      • Common sense and seeing what happens when we DO wear them is how we’ve gotten the numbers down the way it is! What would YOU attribute that to?? Since there’s no viable vaccine available at this point in time, it’s the only defense we HAVE!! DUH!! 🙄 What a dumb statement on YOUR part! Personally, I HATE wearing them, PERIOD! But, I will continue to do so until and IF a vaccine does come down the pipe to keep myself safe as well as for people like you who sound like you just might be one of those people who refuse to do so, hence, being part of the problem yourself! You love to sit there on the side line and complain about wanting everything to open up right now, but you’re screwing yourself by not at least TRYING to help the situation! Oh well! Stupid will be stupid!! 😒

    • FYI
      In California there are appropriately 40 million people. The people that have COVID are 1/100 of 1% of that. You have a 99.99% chance of surviving COVID-19.

      • …….yet another stupid comment that’s completely ridiculous! Regardless of ho many people live here, and the percentage of people who have gotten it, NONE of that has anything to do with when YOU get it, how YOU will do! Grow a BRAIN, will you! 😩 You should think before you post such drivel! Unfortunately, you probably DID, and that’s all you can come up with………Dense, man, DENSE! Sad, too….l
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  2. This guy looks like a real winner

  3. First of all he’s got an Obama phone, so he’s more than likely homeless and on meth and just released from prison, thanks to McNuisance. Should be easy to find.

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Michael Brown has lived in Santa Clarita his whole life. Graduating from Saugus High School in 2016, he continued to stay local by attending The Master’s University, where he achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Michael joined KHTS in January of 2018 as a news intern, and has since gone on to become the News Director for the KHTS Newsroom. Since joining KHTS, Michael has covered many breaking news stories (both on scene and on air), interviewed dozens of prominent state and federal political figures, and interacted with hundreds of residents from Santa Clarita. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading any comic book he can get his hands on.