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Maskless woman who refused to leave business says her constitutional rights were violated

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Cindy Falco-DiCorrado (PBSO)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (WPEC) — A 61-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after she wouldn't leave Einstein Bros. Bagels after refusing to wear a mask, the Palm Beach County Office said.

Cindy Falco-DiCorrado, of Boynton Beach, is facing charges of trespassing and resisting arrest without violence.

Video of her arrest was posted to Instagram.

DiCorrado walked into the the bagel shop at Glades Road and U.S. Highway 441, according to the sheriff's office. She was causing a disturbance because she was asked to put on a mask and refused to leave the store after several requests.

When a deputy arrived, DiCorrado was standing in front of the counter, screaming loudly at customers and employees, saying "you are violating my rights," the sheriff's office said. The deputy asked DiCorrado to step out of the way so he can speak to her, but she wouldn't cooperate and proceeded to "quote Constitution codes and discrimination statutes."

After the deputy told her DiCorrado to leave the store or get arrested for trespassing, she refused once again, according to the sheriff's office. When the deputy grabbed her gently by the wrist, she pulled back and refused to comply.

Another deputy arrived soon after and helped place her in handcuffs.