Loophole means man who 'spat on' Woolies worker won't be fined $5k
A man has been charged after allegedly spitting on and punching a security guard at a Sydney Woolworths store.
A 27-year-old man has been charged after allegedly spitting on and punching a security guard at a Sydney Woolworths store.
The Kingsford man was arrested yesterday afternoon after an "appalling" alleged attack at the Merrylands supermarket in Sydney's west.
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But the man has not been fined $5000 under new COVID-19 rules, as NSW legislation to protect all workers from being coughed or spat on did not come into effect until midnight.
"This is appalling behaviour," a Woolworths spokesperson told 9News.
The spokesperson said Woolies was supporting the police investigation and "will be taking steps to have the customer banned" from the store.
The man has been charged with three offences and will appear at Fairfield Local Court on June 27.
NSW Police has been contacted for comment.
More to come.