MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE FILLED THE COURTROOM TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST A MAN ACCUSED OF USING PEPPER SPRAY INSIDE A LOCAL HOME DEPOT. 16 PEOPLE WERE INSIDE THE STORE AND WERE AFFECTED. MANY OF THEM WERE CHILDREN. HERE IS MORE. Reporter: COUGHING, WATERY EYES AND DIFFICULTY BREATHING, THEY ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS. PEPPER SPRAY. THE VICTIMS WHO EXPERIENCED IT SAY THEY WERE SEE THE SUSPECT DO JAIL TIME. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION FOR THAT? INVESTIGATORS DON’T HAVE ANSWERS BUT SAY THE 50-YEAR-OLD MAN DID THAT. HE DID IT HERE AT THIS HOME DEPOT ON MOTHER’S DAY LAST YEAR. YOU FIRST COUGH A LITTLE BIT BUT THEN NOTICE EVERYONE AROUND YOU IS COUGHING AS WELL. THE SUSPECTS ATTORNEY SAID HE DID NOT INTENTIONALLY SPRAY ANYONE BUT THE VICTIMS ARE NOT DYING IT. THEY SAW THE PEPPER SPRAY ALONG HIS SIDE AS HE WAS WALKING UP AND DOWN THE AISLES. I LOOKED AROUND AND EVERYONE WAS COUGHING. MY DAUGHTER WAS STANDING AND I GRABBED HER AND PULLED HER SHIRT OVER HER FACE. I COVERED MY FACE AND SAID WE NEED TO GET OUT. HE PLEADED GUILTY TO CRIMINAL CHARGES OF SIMPLE ASSAULT. LUCY MILLER SAID HER YOUNG SON STILL GETS ANXIOUS BECAUSE OF THIS. SHE SHOWED UP IN COURT TO SPEAK UP ON HIS BEHALF. WE DID NOT SHOW UP TODAY, WE WOULD BE TELLING OUR CHILDREN IT’S OKAY FOR YOU TO GO AND SPRAY PEOPLE WITH SPRAY — PEPPER SPRAY. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME