Alarmists go postal over moms, kids not wearing masks

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Michael F. Haverluck (

police tapeAs Democrats and the mainstream media continue to fuel coronavirus fears with reportedly inflated numbers of cases and deaths and mask-wearing mandates, one Florida man angered that a mother and son were not social distancing opened fire in a hotel lobby, while a Georgia woman screamed “I hope you die” to a mom and two young children not wearing masks.

Even though COVID-19 has been designated by many physicians as being less lethal than the common cold to the general population – excluding those with preexisting medical conditions – and despite many medical professionals questioning the effectiveness of masks, more and more citizens are reported as going ballistic when witnessing fellow citizens not taking the prescribed or mandated precautions laid out by the government and medical experts.

Flying off the pandemic panhandle in Florida

In Florida – where authorities have even advised residents to wear masks at home – a man who became enraged because a mother and her son did not observe social distancing guidelines shot up the lobby of the Crystal Beach Suites Hotel in Miami Beach on Monday.

"You all aren't social distancing," the police report quoted shooter Douglas Marks reminding the two hotel guests as a warning, according to TheBlaze. "You all need to leave."

However, Veronica Pena and her son paid no attention to Marks, who then took the matter into his own hands.

"Let me take care of them – I have two people not following directions," Marks said in reaction before pulling out his gun and firing off several rounds, as recounted by Pena.

This is when an anonymous male witness said he used his own body to shield the mom and son from what he said were “like six” shots fired from the irate shooter’s gun.

Marks made his reasoning behind the attack known.

"[The suspect] continued to scream commands to social distance while holding the firearm and subsequently fired several shots," police officers from the scene explained, according to WSVN.

This evoked panic from each of the targeted victims.

"The guy came and started shooting," one account from a witness described the scene, as reported by MSN. "The son and the mom were, like, crying, and they were scared."

Fortunately, nobody was injured during the rampage that sprayed the front lobby with what the police report called “four warning shots.” The Miami Herald indicated that Marks made the request because someone was following him.

Miami Beach Police arrested Marks after he surrendered to police without a fight when they arrived on the scene.

The next day, Marx faced the consequences for attempting to violently enforce pandemic guidelines.

“On Tuesday morning, Marks was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, use of a firearm to commit a felony, and discharging a firearm in public,” TheBlaze informed. “He was being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $11,000 bond...”

Gone amok in Georgia

To the north, an elderly mask-wearing woman in Georgia spurred by COVID-19 alarmism frightened a young mother and her two young children.

“I hope you die!” the unidentified woman screamed when approaching the children, as shown in a video that went viral on Twitter Wednesday.

Defending her children’s reason not wearing masks, the mother corrected the masked woman.

"They're not supposed to wear them," the startled mom explained to the older woman in the video, only to be countered by the verbal attacker, who insisted, “That’s not true,” while shaking her head.

The mother addressed the ludicrous behavior before attempting to leave the volatile situation.

"You're being ridiculous,” the mother replied. “You take care of yourself. Bye."

This did not stop the frenzied elderly woman, who then retorted, “I hope you all die because you’re going to kill me and my husband,” while walking away.

The mother, Desiree Alis Vansickle – who said she wasn’t aware she had forgotten her mask until an employee at the Walmart in Gainesville, Georgia, asked her to put one on at the door – retold her traumatizing story that took place last month.

"Whenever it all ended, I just walked off and was shaking on the inside, and I started crying because I was so upset," Vansickle told WGCL-TV. "[The elderly woman] was attacking the people that were coming in without masks and everybody was just kind of ignoring her and walking on and going on about their business, but I just didn't feel that it was right that she was wishing death upon people for not wearing a mask."

The mom was just thankful that the incident did not escalate any further and hopes other parents will not have to endure similar traumatic experiences during the pandemic.

"I just prayed that she just went home and she thought about her actions – and what she said – and what she did affected a lot of people," Vansickle told the local station.


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