Man Arrested in Home Depot Pepper Spray Fight
COVINA - A man was arrested Monday after he allegedly released pepper spray in Home Depot and injured those exposed to the irritant. Fernando Rivera, of Covina, is accused of spraying the substance at another customer during a confrontation around 3 p.m. at 900 W. Badillo St., officials said.
Three of the 12 people who were exposed to the pepper spray were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries but one person was taken in critical condition.
The store was closed for nearly two hours as L.A. County Hazmat teams inspected the property and cleared it to reopen.