A Minnesota man took mask shaming to an entirely new level on Thursday evening when he pulled a gun on a gym manager because gym-goers were not wearing masks while exercising.
Twin Cities-area man Michael Florhaug was arrested after pointing a handgun at a gym manager’s chest while complaining members were exercising without wearing face masks, according to a report by Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The gun-wielding man was disarmed by assistant manager Mike Olson, who thought Florhaug was going to shoot members who were not wearing masks. Olson, who is also an Iraq war veteran, tackled Florhaug, took the gun, and removed all the ammunition.
“I just kind of knew that it had to be done,” said Olson. “It didn’t take much thinking. It was more of a reaction.”
Florhaug was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon involving the incident, which took place at an LA Fitness in Maplewood, Minnesota.