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‘Desperate’ Restaurant Owner Fed Up With COVID Restrictions Blocks Health Inspector With His Truck

A video taken in December shows a “desperate” restaurant owner confronting a health inspector over COVID restrictions, blocking his vehicle in with a truck.

The incident involved Carlos Roman, owner of Bread & Barley restaurant in Covina, California, and a health official checking that his establishment was adhering to the government’s onerous restrictions.

Roman told CBS Los Angeles that he dipped into his personal savings and shelled out thousands of dollars to create a patio at his business for outdoor dining, only to have outdoor dining halted as well.

The health inspector reportedly found two customers dining outside who Roman claims weren’t being served by his restaurant.

The inspector still issued a citation.

Roman blocked the official’s vehicle with his truck and can be heard saying, “I’m desperate. Who is going to pay her car payment? Who is going to pay my cook’s rent?”

“If I can’t work, he can’t work,” he added.

 

Restaurant Owner Confronts Health Inspector Over COVID Restrictions – Pays the Price

Roman, according to the Daily Caller, received a “notice of closure” as well as $1,000 in fines for “interfering with the duties of health officers” and “failure to comply with health officer order.”

It’s almost like they don’t care about this man and his business suffering.

Officers on the scene during the incident threatened that a tow truck was coming to remove his vehicle and said “this is not the way to settle things.”

Roman replied by shredding the health inspector and officers for earning a paycheck while his employees go without.

“Did you get a paycheck on Friday?” he asked the inspector. “Did you get a paycheck? My people don’t. I bet you got a paycheck, didn’t you?”

“We’re all in this together, we’ll just all starve to death and die.”

 

People Are Rising Up Against Tyrannical Government

A GoFundMe page has been established for Roman, his restaurant, and his employees as they battle these COVID restrictions.

In late November, a gym owner in Orchard Park, New York, tore up a $15,000 fine from the Erie County Health Department during a live Fox News interview.

Dinero had been hit with the extraordinarily hefty fine following a confrontation in which roughly 50 business owners attending a meeting inside the gym refused to allow a pair of sheriffs and a health inspector entry to the building without a warrant.

 

Atilis Gym in New Jersey has seen its owners arrested and over $1.2 million in fines levied upon their business as they continue to defy lockdown orders from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

 

And other restaurants in California are also defying COVID restrictions as a means of “survival,” Fox News reports.

“Businesses throughout the county have invested thousands of dollars to ensure safety for their employees and customers only to be punished for the recent surge they have done everything in their power to prevent,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger explained.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles County, ABC 7 reports that “restaurants have been linked to less than 4% of coronavirus outbreaks in non-residential settings.”

Yet law enforcement and health department officials continue to embarrassingly go after people like Roman and their restaurants with Draconian COVID restrictions.

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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