While Covid-19 pandemic has caused chaos around the globe, many individuals have pulled off shocking acts to prove that the threat is not real.
To keep a check on rulebreakers countries have framed punishments depending on the nature of violation. One such woman from Pennsylvania learned the hard way after she was sentenced to two years in prison and a hefty fine.
The woman deliberately coughed on food inside a supermarket and claimed she had Covid-19. The food, on which the lady coughed, was worth $35,000.
The incident occurred sometime during March 2020, NBC News reported. The woman was identified as Margaret Ann Cirko.
Cirko at the supermarket contaminated the food items at the store yelling that she was infected by the virus and the people present in the supermarket are going to get sick.
She was eventually thrown out of the store by security guards. Post-her arrest, she was tested for the Covid-19 virus and the results were negative.
The 37-year-old woman, during the trial, issued an apology stating that she was drunk at the time of the incident.
The apology was accepted but Cirko could not escape from a two-year jail sentence, followed by 8 years probation after release.
The woman was also asked to pay $30,000 to the supermarket.