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Man allegedly coughs on 2 patrons in Plymouth restaurant after being asked to wear a mask

The incident happened on Monday night.

A Bourne man allegedly coughed on a couple of women in a Plymouth restaurant, saying he wanted them to get COVID-19, after he was asked to put on a mask by restaurant staff.

Edward McGuire, 59, is being charged with two counts each of assault, threatening to commit a crime (murder), and threatening to bomb or hijack — this charge stems from the alleged coughing incident, according to the Cape Cod Times. He also faces charges of negligent diving and disturbing the peace, subsequent offense.

It was Monday night when McGuire was reportedly asked to wear a mask if he continued to walk in and out of the British Beer Company. McGuire allegedly began yelling, coughed on the two female patrons, and then left the restaurant. Outside, he allegedly drove around in a circle in the parking lot and scared people eating there, the newspaper reported.

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The incident was reported to police Tuesday, and McGuire turned himself in. McGuire was released on bail on Tuesday, according to the Times.

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