“It’s hard to say. That’s a really tough question for me to answer. No, me personally, if I was scared, I would stay home. I’m just not scared,” Conley said.
In April, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered businesses to prohibit customers from entering stores if they are not wearing masks.
“We are committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our team members and guests while creating a safe and comfortable environment for everyone," Giant Eagle said in a statement.
Conley said he has gone to other Giant Eagle stores without a mask and had never been stopped.
He was charged with defiant trespasser, simple assault and disorderly conduct. Police said the charges were not related to Conley not wearing a mask.
"The police department was acting on good faith based on information provided by the store," Monroeville police Chief Doug Cole told TribLive. "I sympathize with the difficulties the stores have with enforcing the governor's orders. We're trying to make sure we get voluntary compliance, but all our charges were separate. It had nothing to do with masks."
According to TribLive.com, Conley was charged with defiant trespassing, simple assault and disorderly conduct.