Articles Tagged with COVID-19

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A Florida man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly spat in the face of a child who was wearing a protective face covering while in a restaurant.

On August 2, 47-year-old Jason Copenhaver reportedly strolled into Ricky T’s Bar and Grille in Treasure Island, Florida.

After entering the establishment, Copenhaver, who was allegedly barefoot, reportedly made his way over to a table where a young boy who was wearing a face mask was sitting.

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When an elderly Florida man was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol while operating a golf cart, he allegedly told the police that he got drunk after becoming frustrated while tuning in as President Donald Trump was giving a live televised speech.

On July 30, President Trump delivered a speech covering topics such as COVID-19 response, the recent passing of former presidential candidate Herman Cain, and the use of mail-in-ballots in the November election.

82-year-old Cary De Van, a resident of The Villages in central Florida, was reportedly watching as Trump spoke to the public.

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When a man who claimed he might have COVID-19 was caught allegedly coughing on food and goods at Walmart, he was arrested and charged with felonies for the accusation.

On the evening of July 19, a man reportedly entered a Walmart in Spartanburg, South Carolina with the purported intent of returning items he purchased at a different location.

The man was reportedly told that the store would not be able to complete the transaction for him, and he was allegedly highly dissatisfied with the decision.

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A married couple from Virginia accused of pilfering more than $1.4 M from the Paycheck Protection Program was taken into custody at the airport when it was discovered they were leaving the U.S. in a purported attempt to escape criminal penalties.

Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) put many small businesses in danger of having to shut their doors, the U.S. Small Business Association began offering a loan called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It was designed to help owners keep their employees on the payroll during the pandemic.

A press release from the Justice Department informed the public that they found purportedly fraudulent PPP applications submitted to at least a dozen institutions during the months of April and May, and they asserted the responsible parties were a couple from Ashburn.

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An intoxicated man from Massachusetts allegedly let himself into the zoo after hours so he could visit with the monkeys.

On June 2, when the employees at the Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, which is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported for work in the morning they believed someone had been on the premises after hours the previous night.

The workers reportedly found that one of the boats used for reaching two islands that house the lemur exhibit had been disturbed.

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A woman shopping at a Big Y market allegedly spat at another customer who refused to follow the arrows showing that the aisles have currently been limited to one-way entry after he ignored her for asking him to comply.

As a response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, several establishments have implemented extra precautions to ensure the safety of their patrons. Many stores have marked their floors with arrows instructing people to only go one direction down each aisle to curtail unnecessary possible exposure through crowding of the shoppers.

Late in the afternoon on May 18, 40-year-old Martine Shanchuk was shopping at the Big Y Market in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

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When a pair of travelers were denied entry through a Florida Keys COVID-19 checkpoint, a man allegedly kidnapped a teenager and forced her with threats to drive him and his companion through the policed area.

On the morning of May 21, 37-year-old Alexander Sardinas and a 43-year-old female that was accompanying him allegedly tried to access the Florida Keys, which have been closed to people that are not residents since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The two were reportedly passengers in a ride-share service driver’s vehicle while attempting to make their way through the checkpoint, but the authorities reported that neither of them could provide paperwork or identification, and they were not allowed to enter.

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When two Florida teenagers allegedly used a Walmart as the stage, and the patrons as the unknowing cast for the reportedly humorous COVID-19 internet video they were recording, they arrested for the antics.

Amos Troublefield and Antonio Green are a duo of 18-year-olds who reportedly produce videos and upload the content to YouTube for viewers to enjoy.

On May 9, the pair reportedly went to Walmart in Vero Beach to collect the footage for their next online feature, with the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic as its focus.

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A man in Los Angeles County was arrested, cited, and released on three separate alleged theft-related crimes that took place in the same 12-hour period.

Last Wednesday, 24-year-old Dijon Landrum, a resident of Monterey Park, reportedly began a series of different types of attempted thefts beginning around 8:30 am.

The authorities received a report notifying them that there might be an auto theft in progress.

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A Dallas salon owner is fighting against the city, county, and state by opening her doors for services after reportedly ignoring citations and a restraining order demanding her to comply with the closures of nonessential businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Shelley Luther has been the proprietor of Salon à la Mode for approximately three years.

On March 22, Dallas salons, massage parlors, and other businesses in the same category were shut down by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, as they were deemed nonessential while measures are taken across the globe in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19. According to the Governor, the closure of these types of businesses is expected to carry on through at least the middle of May.

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