Dawson Creek RCMP arrested a 30-year-old man suspected of attacking a Wal-Mart employee after the employee asked him to wear a face mask.
RCMP were called to the scene on Wednesday evening and, with the help of images from surveillance cameras, arrested the suspect at his home a short time later.
He was later released while RCMP are recommending charges of assault and mischief. The suspect has been identified as Jordan Alex Taylor, age 30.
The victim received minor injures, police said.
"RCMP have a responsibility to enforce the face mask Provincial Health Order under the Emergency Program Act. Individuals whom refuse to wear a mask, exhibit abusive or belligerent behavior, or fail to comply with patron conditions or requirements may be fined up to an amount of $230."