Police seek two men out for “Coronavirus prank" at Illinois Walmart
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Police seek two men out for “Coronavirus prank" at Illinois Walmart


This is the case when a joke got out of hand. Dozens of people were terrified, and the management of the Walmart suburban store had to incur losses of almost 10 thousand dollars because of two guys who entered the store in masks and with the sign “Caution I Have Coronavirus” on their t-shirt.

Their actions were filmed on cameras inside the store and on the phones of visitors. The shots show that unidentified men spray some liquid on the goods.

Police later arrived at the scene. In the course of the study of damaged things, it was found that men sprayed Lysol. This liquid is used for disinfection and, according to eyewitnesses, the man said that in this way "protects others from the deadly virus."

“Walmart estimated the loss of the produce to be more than $7,300 with additional cleanup costs at over $2,400,” reports NBC Chicago.

Currently, the location of the suspects is unknown, the police are looking for a white 2003 GMA Yukon, in which two guys fled the scene.

Authorities ask that anyone with information on the men contact the Joliet Police Department’s Investigation Unit at (815) 724-3020 or call Detective Ryan Myers at (815) 724-3056. Anonymous tips can be made via the Will County Crime Stoppers at (800) 323-6734 or here.

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Author: Usa Really