JPSO: Woman without mask arrested after refusing to leave Lakeside


Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies took a woman to jail after she allegedly refused to put on a mask and then refused to leave Lakeside Shopping Center.

Captain Jason Rivarde told, “She said the only way she was leaving was if she was arrested.”

Deputies arrested the woman, 50-year-old Gretchen Conners.

Rivarde says a vendor in the mall refused to serve Conners unless she put on a mask.  She allegedly refused and then police say would not leave when mall security told her to get out.

Cops say she went limp, and they rolled her out in a wheel chair to take her to jail for trespassing.

Deputies booked Conners into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.  She was later released due to jail overcrowding.