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Woman arrested after St. Clair Shores grocery store incident

By: Kristyne E. Demske | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published May 11, 2020


ST. CLAIR SHORES — A Roseville woman is facing several charges stemming from an April incident in which she allegedly physically assaulted a grocery store employee after being asked to leave the store because she was not wearing a mask.

Macomb County Acting Prosecutor Jean Cloud charged Kristin Hoff, 33, of Roseville, with assaulting/resisting and obstructing a police officer, a two-year felony; assault and battery, a 93-day misdemeanor; and refusing fingerprinting, a 90-day misdemeanor, in connection with an April 26 incident at Nino Salvaggio’s, 27900 Harper Ave.

According to a press release from the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, Hoff allegedly entered the store April 26 and was asked to leave because she was not wearing a mask and, therefore, not in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order. She allegedly physically assaulted the store employee and refused to leave. St. Clair Shores Police were called to the store to assist and the woman allegedly continued to behave erratically, attacking and spitting on police officers, and was taken into custody.

She was arraigned in front of 40th District Court Judge Mark Fratarcangeli April 27 and will next be in court May 26 for a Probable Cause hearing.

“During this unprecedented time, we know tensions are running high. Patience and understanding are greatly encouraged as we all try our best to acclimate to the new and often-changing expectations. However, the repeated inappropriate behavior of this suspect cannot be tolerated,” said Cloud in the press release. “This suspect’s repeated actions clearly demonstrated a willful disregard of the safety of those around her.”

Hoff’s attorney, Alan Saoud, of Utica, could not be immediately reached for comment.