Monday, 13 July, 2020

US Store Trashes $35K of Food Over Woman's 'Twisted' Coughing Prank

Woman Coughs on $35,000 Worth of Produce in Scranton, PA Pennsylvania supermarket says coughing 'prank' prompts trashing of $35G in produce, other items
Deanna Wagner | 27 March, 2020, 00:27

Joe Fasula, the co-owner, said that the police knew this woman to be "a chronic problem in the community".

He says the unnamed lady walked into their store, Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township, and began coughing all over baked goods, meat, and other produce.

A Pennsylvania supermarket was forced to throw away $35,000 worth of meat and produce this week after a woman coughed on it as part of a suspected coronavirus prank, the store's co-owner says.

Even though store managers thought it was a "twisted prank", they did not want to take any chances and did away with the defiled food.

Fasula said the store threw out all of the food the woman came into contact with and disinfected the areas she was in.

The owner believed the lady's sick stunt cost the store about $35,000 worth of product, not to mention forcing workers to clean and disinfect everything along with the health inspector. and possible COVID-19 exposure to customers and at least 15 employees. They will also test the woman to see if she does in fact have coronavirus. The department said the woman has been identified and is being evaluated at a local hospital "for a mental health evaluation".

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During the incident, employees got the woman out of the store as fast as they could and called police immediately. "We are checking to see if our insurance company will cover it", Fasula wrote. I am also absolutely sick to my stomach about the loss of food. "While it is always a shame when food is wasted, in these times when so many people are anxious about the security of our food supply, it is even more disturbing", Fasula wrote.

"The only silver lining to this travesty is that it gave us the unfortunate opportunity to test our protocols and demonstrate how seriously we take your safety".

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.

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

Authorities said they will pursue aggressive action against the woman, according to the post. "One thing is for sure, we will have the cleanest display and freshest produce anywhere in northeast Pennsylvania".

Other people who have purposefully coughed on or defiled merchandise in stores during the coronavirus pandemic are also facing charges.