Report: Man threatened to cut mask off woman’s mask with a knife

mashAugust 28, 2021–10:33 p.m.


A man from Tennessee is accused of pulling out a knife during a conversation about COVID-19 at the West Rome Walmart.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 70-year old David Pete Slaby pulled the knife out of his back pocket and began waving it at the victim, telling her that he would cut the mask off her face.

When police made contact with Slaby, he stated “I know what this is about” and admitted to his actions.

He then stated that he knew it was wrong but was just joking.

Slaby was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.


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