Teen Sesame Place Employee Punched in Face in Mask Dispute

August 11, 2020

Police in Pennsylvania are looking for a man who allegedly punched a teen employee at children's theme park Sesame Place after being told to wear a face covering.

The incident happened Sunday at the theme park in Langhorne in Bucks County. 

Police said the teen reminded the man, and a woman he was with, that visitors are required to wear masks in the park as part of the health and safety protocols put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Hours later, just before 5:30 p.m., police said the same man confronted the teen and punched him in the face.

The 17-year-old worker underwent surgery after suffering a jaw injury and broken tooth, WCAU-TV reports.

The couple took off in a vehicle with New York plates. 

Sesame Place released a statement saying in part, "The health and safety of our guests and team members is our top priority, and violence of any kind is unacceptable and not tolerated at our park. We are cooperating with local law enforcement on this ongoing investigation."

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