Man arrested for allegedly punching security guard over mask dispute

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly punching a security guard over a mask dispute in Waikiki.

Authorities said the security guard, described as a man in his 70s, tried to escort Mackenzie Barefoot out of a public area after he refused to wear a mask.

Police said that’s when Barefoot allegedly punched the security guard in the head.

He was arrested just before 4 p.m. near the Waikiki Shell.

Officials said he remains in custody and faces an assault charge.

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