Walmart Customer Sprays Cashier in Eyes With Lysol Over Pandemic Limit: Police

April 7, 2020 Updated: April 7, 2020

Police in Massachusetts said they are trying to find a woman who allegedly sprayed a Walmart employee in the eyes with Lysol.

Leicester police wrote on Facebook Monday that the woman, who hasn’t yet been identified, became angry after a worker told her there was a limit on the number of cans she could purchase amid shortages caused during the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus outbreak. She then sprayed the employee.

The incident is believed to have taken place at the Leicester Walmart along Soojian Drive on March 27, according to police.

“She then completed her purchase and left in what is believed to have been an Uber,” the Leicester Police Department said in its statement. “The female responded by spraying the cashier in the eyes with the Lysol requiring a response from EMS. She then completed her purchase and left in what is believed to have been an Uber,” police said.

Police did not say what charges the woman could face.

Massachusetts, which was one of the first states to report a COVID-19 case in February, has more than 13,000 confirmed CCP Virus cases along with around 260 deaths, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The United States has more than 360,000 cases and more than 10,980 deaths, say researchers from Johns Hopkins University, which runs a tally based on data from various health organizations. The U.S. surpassed 10,000 deaths from the CCP virus on Monday, while more than 20,000 people have recovered so far.

Anyone with information about the Walmart incident can contact Officer Matthew Soojian at (508) 892-7010 ext. 2066 or soojianm@leicesterpd.org.