Florida Man Spits on Cops While Claiming to Have Coronavirus. Justice Department Accuses Him of ‘Bioweapon Hoax.’
A Florida man has been hit with federal bioterrorism hoax charges because he coughed and spit on police officers while falsely claiming to be infected with the coronavirus. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
On Thursday the Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Tampa, Florida, had returned an indictment of 31-year-old James Jamal Curry for “perpetrating a biological weapon hoax.”
The charges stretch back to a late March incident when St. Petersburg police arrested Curry for felony domestic battery and false imprisonment charges after he allegedly hit his then-girlfriend in their apartment.
While being searched during that arrest, Curry told officers he had coronavirus and then coughed in their direction, according to an FBI affidavit. He posted bail the next day but was arrested that same evening for going over to his girlfriend’s house in violation of a no-contact order.
The FBI affidavit says that when St. Petersburg
Article from Latest – Reason.com