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Authorities: Shopper wore KKK hood at California store

Downtown San Diego
Posted at 5:14 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 08:14:37-04

SAN DIEGO — Authorities are looking into whether a man who they say wore a Ku Klux Klan hood while grocery shopping in a San Diego suburb could face criminal charges.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says the unidentified man was photographed at the store in the town of Santee on Saturday, a day after the county required people to wear masks outside to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Store clerks asked him to take off the hood or leave the store. He removed the hood, paid for his groceries and left.

Deputies were not called to the scene.