Articles Tagged with COVID-19

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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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A woman was arrested after she was reportedly seen spitting fruit pieces from her mouth into produce bins at Walmart costing the store hundreds of dollars in loss of product.

Around 7:00 pm on April 22, a manager at the Holly Hill Walmart was working on ordering stock online when she reportedly saw a woman tampering with a sealed package of guava.

The manager reported that the shopper removed the guava from the package and bit into it. The woman then allegedly spit the pre-chewed fruit into her hand before taking another bite and spitting it into the opposite hand. Pieces of the chewed fruit, in addition to spit from the shopper’s mouth reportedly sprayed throughout a bin containing loose limes.

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A man from Louisiana was taken into custody after he allegedly became upset about his not receiving a COVID-19 stimulus check and set his mother’s shed on fire.

Avoyelles Parish resident Marvin Smith Jr. was reportedly in a foul mood last Friday when he learned he had not yet received his federal COVID-19 stimulus payment.

Around 1:00 pm, his allegedly hot-headed temperament reportedly caused the 51-year-old man to lash out at his mother about his frustrations.

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A Salt Lake City man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened the mayor in addition to encouraging attendants to bring guns to a rally planned for protesting the shelter-in-place order.

A St. George resident planned a protest that took place last Saturday, and hundreds of people, many ignoring social distancing recommendations and without anything protecting their faces, showed up in Washington Square at the City-County Building to fight against orders put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

One of the ways the event was promoted was on a Facebook page, and it was reported that a commenter, identified as 58-year-old Marlin Richard Baer, left a post that was deemed an attempt to orchestrate a violent outcome.

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A Florida woman was taken into custody after she was accused of assaulting her live-in girlfriend when the two allegedly got into a fight about videos on Tik Tok.

23-year-old Ashley Stupi and her 24-year-old girlfriend have been sharing a residence in Tampa since the early days of the COVID-19 quarantine.

Before their recent living arrangement, Stupi and her partner had reportedly been dating on and off for approximately 3 years.

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An Iowa woman walked into a police station and allegedly requested they check a substance identified as methamphetamine for her so she could see if it had been contaminated with the novel coronavirus.

Around 1:00 pm on April 5, officers at the Sioux City Police Department reported that a woman covered in sweat with the appearance and demeanor of someone under the influence of an illicit substance entered the building and walked up to them.

When they began to interact with the woman, identified as 53-year-old Sioux City resident Shawn Salmen, she allegedly asked the police if they would consider testing her drugs to be sure they were not tainted with COVID-19.

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