As the city continues another week of lockdown, tensions seem high when it comes to Toronto's social distancing rules. According to Peel Regional Police, investigators are now looking for a suspect who is accused of assaulting a man at a Mississauga grocery store in March. The man got into an altercation after another customer asked him to keep his distance. 

Police reported in a media release that the incident occurred on March 22 around 6:15 p.m.

According to investigators, a customer was shopping in a grocery store near the Argentina Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard area.

He was placing some of his shopping bags on the ground when three men approached him. 

When the customer asked the men to keep their social distance, a fight quickly broke out between the victim and one of the men. No serious injuries were reported. 

"On Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 6:15 p.m., the victim was grocery shopping in the area of Argentina Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard in Mississauga," read a statement from the police

"While shopping, he placed some grocery bags on the ground when three unknown men approached, the victim requested the individual keep their social distance. An altercation then ensued between the victim and one of the men."

However, this is not the first time that police have had to deal with assault over the province's new social distancing rules

Earlier this month, a 45-year-old suspect allegedly attacked a Toronto bylaw officer after they attempted to give him a social distancing ticket.

The suspect initially fled but was later located and arrested later that same day.

A Quebec security guard was also critically injured in early April after he was hit by the car of an angry customer. 

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