New Jersey woman coughed on police officers saying she had coronavirus after being arrested
A New Jersey woman allegedly coughed on police officers saying that she had coronavirus after she was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
It happened on March 12 when 28-year-old Lea Piazza was arrested after a car crash in which she was suspected of driving while intoxicated.
While being questioned Piazza breathed in an officer although she was repeatedly asked to stop, Capt. Dave White said. At the police department, Piazza started breathing again. Then she coughed on one of the officers and told him, “Oh by the way, I have the coronavirus and now so do you.” She also said that her boyfriend was infected with the virus too and that he was in the hospital at that moment.
Three officers involved in questioning Piazza were told to self-quarantine since then. But eventually it turned out that everything she told wasn’t true. She was charged of causing a false public alarm.
The similar incident was reported in Los Angeles. Watch the video.