Man who maliciously coughed on Wegmans employee charged with creating the terrorist threat
Today, little is known about the incident, but according to police reports, a 50-year-old man who coughed at a grocery store employee, after receiving a remark that he was “standing too close,” is accused of terroristic threats, harassment, and obstruction, reports NJ.com.
Later, the man was identified as George Falcone of Freehold. Eyewitnesses and victims said that Falcone deliberately approached one of the store employees and, laughing, coughed several times, accompanying his actions with the words “that he has a coronavirus”.
“Falcone subsequently told two other employees they are lucky to have jobs,” authorities said.
During a daily briefing on the topic of coronavirus, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy casually mentioned the incident and said that law enforcement agencies are on the alert and are always ready to respond to such offenses.
“There are knuckleheads out there. We see them and we are enforcing behavior," Murphy said during his briefing at Rutgers-Newark.
According to the latest information, coronavirus is still spreading with rapid force. According to Murphy, 17 people have recently died, now the total number of deaths in New Jersey has reached 44 people.
And although the state has restrictions on movement in the streets, there are exceptions in the form of trips for food, medicine or for dates. Mass gatherings of people remain banned.