Chris Saccoccia, the creator of nonprofit organizations Back to Work and MAD (Mothers Against Distancing), tweeted January 13 that the charges against him for not wearing a mask on a plane were dropped.
Saccoccia went viral after a video of him getting arrested for not wearing a mask on a plane was released in October 2020.
Police responded to a report of disturbance at the Moncton Airport. Saccoccia was taken into custody and released pending a court date of January 25, 2021.
“RCMP Moncton just called to apologize for arresting me and to tell me “Charges” were dropped. They are even sending me $500 sorry haters! Back the blue,” Saccoccia tweeted.
There has been no follow-up comment from the RCMP.
Saccoccia told Rebel News that he doesn’t fault the RCMP for what happened. The viral personality became known in the media as an anti-facemask activist. On Instagram, Saccoccia has 85.4K followers and growing.
Recently, Saccoccia has been posting on social media about his days without masks, where he spends the entire day walking into Canadian businesses without wearing a mask.