Carlos Roman, the owner of Breda & Barley restaurant in Covina, California, blocked a Los Angeles County health inspector’s car in with his truck in protest after the inspector fined him for having customers eating outside.
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“If we can’t work, he can’t work,” Roman said after being dinged for violating LA County’s Covid-19 measures.
Roman received a notice of closure from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health two days after the altercation.
A GoFundMe account has since been set up to support his struggling restaurant.
“I want everyone to see how hard this sh*t is,” Roman presciently said at the time.
Authorities in California have stepped up their enforcement of restaurants and shopping malls in the days following Christmas.