SPRING LAKE, Mich. — The Front Porch, an ice cream shop in Spring Lake, has experienced issues with customers refusing to wear masks.
The owner of the shop, Kelly Larson, took to Facebook this morning to address the concerns, stating that more than a few customers have yelled at teenage employees, with the police having to be called yesterday to deal with the unruly behavior.
The post has gone viral since this morning in the West Michigan area, as it's been shared more than 600 times as of 9:15 p.m.
“They made my employees cry and that’s just not right," Larson said. “The young lady who this happened to last night, her parents were worried. There are shootings over this. We do not want that to happen in our community.”
In an effort to keep her employees safe and spark some real change, Larson recommends that those who are angry with the mandates take them up with lawmakers, not high school kids scooping ice cream at her business.
“This is not an issue to take up with the employees at an ice cream store, this is you need to go to your elected officials," Larson said. “Do it for your community, if you can’t do it for yourself, help those of us who are small business. This is what we need to do survive and it’s already been a hard year.”