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Pair arrested and charged after scuffle inside Eugene bakery over face mask requirement

 Crumb Together in Eugene.
Brian Bull
Crumb Together in Eugene.

Two people from Portland were taken to the Lane County jail after confronting a Eugene bakery employee over their COVID face mask policy. Charges include assault and robbery.

A confrontation Wednesday over a downtown Eugene bakery’s mask policy has led to assault and robbery charges.

Eugene Police say Ricki Collin and Amy Hall of Portland entered the Crumb Together cookie eatery Wednesday morning. The pair refused to wear face masks as requested, and an employee holding a bat asked them to leave. Collin and Hall got into a physical scuffle with the employee, then Collin took the employee's bat and left.

The pair contacted police shortly afterwards and showed them a video they’d shot themselves of the entire confrontation. Police then arrested Collin and Hall for assault in the third degree, with an additional charge of robbery for Collin for taking away the bat. They were taken to the Lane County Jail, and their video – shared on YouTube – has since been taken down.
Calls to Crumb Together for comment were not returned. But the business has shared Tweets over previous stalking, phone bomb campaigns, and harassment since announcing their mask policy in recent weeks.
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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. He is a 20-year reporter who has worked at NPR, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including three Edward R. Murrow Awards and the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award in 2012.