WTF is wrong with some people?
Authorities in Pennsylvania have identified the suspect accused of coughing on an estimated $35,000 worth of grocery store products in what they say was a “twisted prank” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Margaret Cirko, 35, was arrested and charged with terrorist threats Thursday, one day after she allegedly entered Gerrity’s Supermarket in Hanover Township, made verbal threats that she was sick, and intentionally coughed and spat on fresh produce and other items, according to the Hanover Township Police Department.
Cirko, known for past problems in the community, continued the behavior in several aisles, police said, adding that she tried to steal a 12 pack of beer before being ordered to leave the store.
“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 worried about the security of our food supply, it is even more disturbing.”Joe Fasula
Fasula said Cirko coughed on the store’s fresh produce as well as portions of its bakery, meat case, and grocery shelves in what he called “a twisted prank.”
Cirko wasn’t believed to be infected with the coronavirus, but the store said it had no choice but to throw away “well over” $35,000 in product.
“Today was a very challenging day……..While there is little doubt this woman was doing it as a very twisted prank, we will not take any chances with the health and well-being of our customers.”Joe Fasula
After the incident, Fasula said, the store worked with Hanover’s health inspector to identify every area the suspect was in. The co-owner added they disposed of the products and then “thoroughly” cleaned and disinfected the store.