Illinois woman charged with battery after mask dispute in Home Depot
WGN / McHenry County
Police arrested and charged Teri Hill after the altercation with battery and disorderly conduct.

By Meghan Dwyer, WGN

McHENRY, Ill. (WGN) -- McHenry Police charged a woman with battery after a dispute over masks turned violent at a Home Depot this past weekend.

On Friday afternoon at the McHenry Home Depot, Teri Hill, 54, of McHenry, stopped an employee to ask why more shoppers weren’t being forced to wear their masks. Except she took off her own mask to ask the question. Another shopper, Sydney Waters, then asked Hill to put her mask back on. Waters said Hill threatened to cough and spit on her.

A physical altercation between the two women, who are white, happened after Hill said she believes “in white power.”

Waters posted video of part of the incident on Facebook.

Waters said Hill hit her, and when they fell to the ground, took off Waters’ mask, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Police arrested and charged Hill after the altercation with battery and disorderly conduct.

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