A Pennsylvania woman ruined an estimated $35,000 value of goods by deliberately coughing throughout them whereas the coronavirus plagues nations worldwide, a grocery store alleged on Facebook.
The woman visited a Hanover Township location of the small grocery chain Gerrity’s Supermarket earlier than 2:20 p.m. Wednesday and coughed on recent produce, a small part of the bakery, meat case and grocery gadgets, the store’s co-owner Joe Fasula wrote.
Authorities don’t consider the woman, whose title remains to be unknown, is contaminated with COVID-19, however will “make each effort” to get her examined, Fasula wrote. The woman can be mentioned to be a “continual drawback” locally.
“While there may be little doubt this woman was doing it as a really twisted prank, we won’t take any probabilities with the well being and well-being of our prospects. We had no alternative however to throw out all product she got here in touch with,” Fasula wrote.
Gerrity’s Supermarket referred to as cops instantly, and greater than 15 workers labored with the Hanover Township well being inspector to completely clear and disinfect the store.
“The case has been escalated to the District Attorney’s Office. They have assured me that they are going to be aggressively pursuing quite a few fees,” Fasula mentioned.
The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office and Hanover Township police couldn’t be reached by The Post.
“The solely silver lining to this travesty is that it gave us the unlucky alternative to check our protocols and exhibit how critically we take your security,” Fasula mentioned.
Luzerne County has 27 confirmed circumstances of the virus with one dying, in accordance with Johns Hopkins knowledge. There have been 1,284 confirmed circumstances in your complete state.
A New Jersey man who was busted Tuesday after allegedly coughing on a Wegmans worker was charged making terroristic threats, obstruction of legislation and harassment, in accordance with the state’s Attorney General.