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Mar 26, 2020

CORONAVIRUS : Supermarket trashes $35,000 worth of food after woman coughs all over it

   

A woman’s so-called “prank” cost a Scranton, Pa., supermarket $35,000 on Wednesday when she purposely coughed all over the store’s produce and on parts of the bakery and meat case, forcing them to throw all the contaminated merchandise away.
“Today was a very challenging day,” Gerrity's Supermarket co-owner Joe Fasula wrote on Facebook.
According to Fasula, the woman responsible was known by police to be “a chronic problem in the community.” Though they do not believe that she was actually infected with coronavirus, out of an abundance of caution they worked with the local health inspector to get rid of everything she coughed on. After getting her out of the store and contacting authorities, over 15 employees worked to clean and disinfect the areas she visited.
“One thing is for sure, we will have the cleanest display and freshest produce anywhere in northeast PA,” Fasula wrote

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