Woman Coughs All Over Supermarket's Fresh Produce in 'Twisted Prank'

Elias Hubbard
March 26, 2020

Among people licking toilet seats and whatever they can find on Wal-Mart's store shelves, there is another women in Pennsylvania who made a decision to cough purposefully all over a small grocery store's produce, resulting in the grocery store to forfeit and throw out $35,000 worth of food.

The unnamed woman entered small grocery chain Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township and started coughing on produce, bakery items, meat and other merchandise, chain co-owner Joe Fasula wrote on Facebook.

"According to a Facebook post from the store, local police said the woman is "[known] to be a chronic problem in the community". He added that after police escorted the customer out, the store had no choice but to throw out the products she came in contact with, because it's not worth taking chances with the health and well-being of customers.

Store workers got the woman out of the supermarket as quickly as possible, Fasula said.

Fasula, estimated the twisted prank cost the grocery store more than $35,000 in wasted food, an amount that will force the store to push up its rates next year.

In the end, he called it "a very challenging day". Although the woman isn't known to have contracted the coronavirus, Fasula also mentioned in his post that police plan on testing her to be sure, and that the case has escalated to the District Attorney's office.

WNEP-TV reports that the woman's mental state is now being evaluated at a hospital.

Officials don't believe she's infected with coronavirus but "will make every effort to see that she is tested", Fasula wrote. I am also absolutely sick to my stomach about the loss of food.

He said the "only silver lining to this travesty" is that the incident allowed the store to test its safety protocols. At one point, we had over 15 employees involved in the disposal and clean up.. Fasula says that the woman was removed from the store and the case is with the District Attorney's Office, adding that the company is pursuing "numerous charges".

He thanked everyone who helped, including those who came in on their day off and those who stayed late to help.

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party's coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide. A group that represents brands like PepsiCo and Clorox wrote to the State Department that panic buying coupled with countries cutting off exports to the USA could exacerbate the public health crisis.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article