Staten Island tanning salon defies coronavirus lockdown orders, hit with hefty fine
Staten Island salon owner hit with $1,000 fine for reopening against coronavirus orders
Sunbelievable tanning salon owner Bobby Cantone discusses his attempt to reopen, defying New York City orders.
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Bobby Cantone, owner of Sunbelievable tanning salon in Staten Island, New York, said he was hit with a “hefty” fine for defying coronavirus lockdown orders.
Cantone told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto that he first tried to reopen Thursday and was immediately served a $1,000 fine. Then, he said, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that if he stayed open, he would be arrested.
After Cantone said he was willing to be arrested, he said de Blasio threatened to strip him of his health license indefinitely.
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“We can't afford to stay closed for six, eight, 12 months, so we decided to shut down,” he said.