Man charged in attack on Tustin vaccine-clinic workers

TUSTIN, Calif. (KABC) -- A San Diego-area man accused of punching workers at a vaccine clinic in Tustin is facing charges of battery and resisting arrest.

The Dec. 30 attack was captured on surveillance video.

Prosecutors say 44-year old Thomas Apollo of Poway was asked to leave the Families Together clinic for refusing to wear a mask.

He allegedly called the workers "murderers" before punching one medical assistant five times, and another twice.

Video shows man violently attack workers at COVID vaccine clinic in Tustin
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Video shows a man lash out and assault workers at a vaccine clinic in Tustin after he verbally attacked them and called staff "murderers."



Bystanders pinned him down.

Officers had to use a Taser to subdue Apollo before handcuffing him.

He is also accused of groping the nurse who treated him at a nearby hospital.

Apollo is due in court on March 30.

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