Police: Intoxicated woman coughs on Pennsylvania, officer, claims she has coronavirus

Police: Intoxicated woman coughs on Pennsylvania, officer, claims she has coronavirus
Police said a woman is facing charges after she coughed on a Pennsylvania officer Sunday afternoon. (Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay /Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay)

HOUSTON, Pa. — A woman is facing several charges after an incident Sunday afternoon, in which she allegedly coughed on a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and claimed she had the coronavirus.

An off-duty police officer encountered Jessica Harvey, 37, of Houston, while she was walking down a street, WPXI reported.

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Harvey was “disheveled and bleeding,” and also appeared to be intoxicated, according to a police report. When troopers responded to the call from the off-duty officer, they learned there were multiple warrants out for Harvey’s arrest, the television station reported.

As they were putting her into the back of the patrol car, Harvey coughed in the trooper’s face and said: “I have the coronavirus and I hope that you have it now,” according to the police report.

Harvey continued to cough on him and claim she had it, the police report said.

She was taken to the Washington County Jail and is charged with terroristic threats, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, WPXI reported.