Man says he was pistol-whipped by employee at Family Dollar for not wearing mask

ATLANTA — Police say a man who did not wear a face mask was pistol-whipped by an employee at a metro Atlanta Family Dollar.

Police said they were called to the Family Dollar on Marin Luther King Dr. on Tuesday for reports of a man bleeding from the head.

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Police said the victim said he came to the store to shop but wasn’t wearing a mask. The victim said an employee confronted him and the two men got into an argument.

The victim said the employee pulled out a handgun, tried to push him out of the store and eventually hit him over the head with the gun.


Police said the victim had a visible wound to his head. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police are reviewing surveillance video of the incident.

It’s unclear if any charges will be filed.

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