'Sad reminder of intolerance:' California man wears KKK hood while grocery shopping

SANTEE, Calif. -- It was a shocking and offensive sight at a San Diego area grocery store when a man showed up wearing what appeared to be a Ku Klux Klan hood.

According to San Diego authorities, the incident occurred at a Vons in Santee on Saturday, May 2.

On Friday, May 1, San Diego County’s face-covering requirement went into effect. The mandate requires residents to cover their nose and mouth when coming into 6 feet of others in public.

Similar face-covering mandates have been implemented in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties.

Santee Mayor John Minto condemned the incident.

"Many thanks to all who stepped forward to curtail this sad reminder of intolerance," he said. "Santee, its leaders, and I will not tolerate such behavior.  Santee and its citizens are great, and this particular individual's actions are not representative of us as a people and a wonderful city."

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.