Man coughs on store employee who told him to follow guidelines — gets slapped with felony

A New Jersey man has been charged with making a terroristic threat after he allegedly coughed on a supermarket employee who asked him not to get to close to her and a food display. According to The New York Times, 50-year-old George Falcone told the employee he had the coronavirus.

“The authorities said that Mr. Falcone leaned in close to the worker to cough and allegedly laughed, telling her that he was infected with the virus. Mr. Falcone later told two other store employees that they were lucky to have jobs,” the New York Times reports.

“Mr. Falcone was charged with making a terroristic threat in the third degree and fourth-degree of obstructing administration of law, Mr. Grewal said. Both charges are considered felonies in New Jersey.”

Falcone would face up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $26,000 if he’s convicted on all charges.

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