HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A customer reportedly slapped an employee after she was asked to leave the Hackettstown Wawa store because she was not wearing a face covering.
On Oct. 3 at around 12:24 a.m., police responded to Wawa, located at 299 Mountain Ave, in reference to a disorderly female who assaulted an employee, police said.
Through a police investigation, it was determined that Ashanty Niang, 23, of Bronx, NY was not wearing a face covering when she was inside the store. The employee asked the female to cover her face which she did with her jacket, police said.
Niang then was taking her jacket down which was uncovering her mouth. The employee asked her to leave the store and that’s when she allegedly slapped the employee in the face, police said.
Niang was charged with violating Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order, simple assault, and disorderly conduct. She has a pending court appearance.