#Roommates, people are resorting to extremes since the coronavirus outbreak has reached a fever pitch. While most stores have turned into violent playgrounds of panic buying and hoarding, people are also using the virus as an opportunity to defeat law enforcement. A woman was recently arrested by LAPD after claiming she had coronavirus and proceeding to cough on an officer.
@TMZ_TV reports, law enforcement in Los Angeles revealed that an officer on the force had an encounter with a woman recently who was parked in the handicap parking spot without the proper certification. When the LAPD officer approached her about the violation, things took a disturbing turn because the woman instantly became combative.
She reportedly threatened to cough on the officer and give him coronavirus, which she claimed to have contracted. When the police officer ignored her claims despite her continued behavior, the woman was arrested for felony criminal threats. Although it was not proven that the woman actually had coronavirus, the LAPD officer still used gloves and washed his hands after he arrested her.
Now, it’s up to the District Attorney to determine if the woman’s charges will stick, since they have the option to leave her charge as a felony or reduce it to a misdemeanor. Using coronavirus seems to be the new way of getting out of things or threatening people, as social media has seen a rise of people detailing encounters and posting viral videos.
Meanwhile, the majority of the U.S. continues to remain on lockdown in an effort to stop the spread of the disease as much as possible.
Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?