McHenry Woman Arrested After Fight About Face Masks at Home Depot

The incident happened July 3 at the store on North Richmond Road

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A suburban McHenry resident was arrested Friday after a disagreement about face masks turned into a fight at Home Depot, police said.

At approximately 4:58 p.m. on July 3, McHenry Police Department officers were called to Home Depot, 2461 N. Richmond Rd., for the report of a disturbance between two individuals, according to a news release.

Police stated two female customers got into a disagreement about facial coverings, and the situation turned into a physical altercation. Minor injuries were reported, however no one was taken to the hospital.

Sydney Walters, the victim in the incident, told NBC 5 she and an employee were approached by the woman who was aggressive and demanding that others wear face masks.

"However, when she approached us, she took her mask all the way off to let us know that other people needed to wear their masks," Walters said.

The victim then said the woman said "she believed in white power," and at the point, Walters tried to take a picture of her face again, but the disturbance suddenly turned physical.

The woman who has been identified as Teri Hill, 54, of McHenry, was arrested on one count of battery and one count of disorderly conduct. She was released on personal recognizance bond and is set to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 19.

A spokesperson for Home Depot directed NBC 5 to law enforcement for information about the incident. When we called the Home Depot location in McHenry Monday, an employee who answered the phone said shoppers aren't required to wear masks.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call McHenry police at 815-363-2599.

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