EMBED >More News Videos "This is what they'll do to you," a woman who claims to be 65 yells out as she's confronted by a Galveston police officer.
See how a call over her refusal to wear a mask unfolds on body camera.
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GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Just a day after Texas rolled back COVID-19 restrictions, including those mandating face coverings in public, a woman's arrest has emerged stemming from her refusal to wear a mask.Body camera footage released by Galveston police shows officers confronting the woman inside a Bank of America branch on Central City Boulevard.The footage, taken on Thursday, begins with an officer being directed by a bank manager to the woman.
"The confrontation escalates with the woman raising her voice at other bank customers, and that's when it becomes physical.The woman is taken down to the ground and arrested.Police identified the woman as 65-year-old Terry White, who was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest and criminal trespass.
Still, she says, she's glad she stood her ground, adding that she is "very opposed" to masks and doesn't believe in the pandemic.
she told ABC13.White's arrest came a day after Texas officially lifted mandates statewide over virus prevention protocols. »