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75-year-old Florida man punched in the chest over social distancing, police say

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 13:46:20-04

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 75-year-old man who'd recently had heart surgery was punched in the chest and knocked to the ground after asking a woman to maintain social distancing in a Florida grocery store.

The incident happened Sunday evening as the man was checking out at a Publix store.

Daytona Beach Shores police say a woman cut in close behind the man in a check-out line and he asked her to follow the markings on the floor.

The man left and was putting groceries in his vehicle when another vehicle drove up. A man got out and punched him. Police are looking for that man.