A staunch opponent of wearing masks became the latest South Floridian to wind up behind bars over COVID-19 rules when she refused to cover her face inside a West Boca bagel shop, deputies say.
The mask showdown happened Thursday when Cindy Falco-DiCorrado, 62, of Boynton Beach, refused to cover her face inside an Einstein Bros. Bagels at 9795 Glades Road. She shouted at customers and employees about her right to stay mask-free and refused to leave the store, leading deputies to arrest her on a trespassing charge, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.
“You are violating my rights!” she said while in front of a store counter, the Sheriff’s Office said. “You are violating the Constitution!”
South Florida still is seeing instances of people railing against masks nearly a year into the pandemic, leading to arrests and citations. Palm Beach County drew the nation’s attention last summer when Falco-DiCorrado and several other anti-mask activists urged elected officials to vote against requiring people to wear face coverings in public.