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Mon May 25, 2020, 12:56 PM

Coronavirus: Woman charged with contaminating $35K worth of food at Pennsylvania grocery store

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman charged with terroristic threats for allegedly coughing and spitting on produce, meat and other merchandise at a Pennsylvania grocery store earlier this week was arraigned Thursday in the back of a patrol car to curb the potential threat of spreading the coronavirus.

Margaret Ann Cirko, 35, of Hanover Township, is charged with two counts of making a terroristic threat, one count of threatening to use a “biological agent” and one count of criminal mischief. All are felonies, according to the Hanover Township Police Department.

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“Police were called to the business after Cirko entered the store making verbal threats that she was sick while intentionally coughing and spitting saliva/bile on produce/meat/merchandise,” a news release from the Hanover Township Police Department said. “Cirko continued this behavior in several aisles before attempting to steal a 12-pack of beer as she was being ordered to leave the store by employees.”

https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/trending/coronavirus-woman-charged-with-contaminating-35k-worth-food-pennsylvania-grocery-store/GHN6VBJ24NEJPN4WZY5FP7FSAM/

Unbelievable!!!!!

Everyday, a new story about someone spitting, coughing, threatening to kill...those who are working in order to provide the services that are essential.





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Reply Coronavirus: Woman charged with contaminating $35K worth of food at Pennsylvania grocery store (Original post)
TruckFump May 2020 OP
RicROC May 2020 #1
TruckFump May 2020 #3
NoMoreRepugs May 2020 #2
lpbk2713 May 2020 #4
TruckFump May 2020 #6
SixString May 2020 #5
John1956PA May 2020 #7
dameatball May 2020 #8
Maraya1969 May 2020 #12
dameatball May 2020 #15
Orrex May 2020 #9
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #10
mzmolly May 2020 #11
bdamomma May 2020 #24
jmg257 May 2020 #13
gristy May 2020 #14
dameatball May 2020 #16
Yeehah May 2020 #23
Hulk May 2020 #17
Thekaspervote May 2020 #18
Ford_Prefect May 2020 #19
kimbutgar May 2020 #20
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #21
generalbetrayus May 2020 #22
AllaN01Bear May 2020 #25
LiberalLovinLug May 2020 #26
Mariana May 2020 #27
packman May 2020 #28
generalbetrayus May 2020 #29
Omaha Steve May 2020 #30

Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:57 PM

1. lock her up

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Response to RicROC (Reply #1)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:02 PM

3. Looks like that is where she is going!

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Margaret Ann Cirko, of Hanover Township in Luzerne County, is facing charges after police say she coughed on $35,000 worth of groceries at Gerrity’s Supermarket on Wednesday.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/luzerne-county-woman-charged-after-purposely-coughing-on-35-000-worth-of-food-report/article_2c489242-6f88-11ea-849d-3fd5c4c09c39.html


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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:57 PM

2. Americans NEVER fail to amaze me.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:04 PM

4. Really really stupid.



I hope she goes destitute. She clearly cares nothing about anyone else's health or well being.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #4)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:06 PM

6. Looks like she will have 3 squares and a cot -- at least for a bit.

See about picture. They did lock her up.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:05 PM

5. March 27, 2020 -

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:08 PM

7. This was well covered by the Pittsburgh news media after it occurred on March 26. n/t


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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:08 PM

8. Yup, when they put the anti-slip socks on you they ain't playin. You have a destination.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #8)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:31 PM

12. Do they remove people's shoes now? Or maybe if the person could be dangerous?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #12)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:33 PM

15. In cases where self-harm or harm to others is likely, there are protocols for garments. Looks like

this person received or is about to receive some kind of evaluation or is maybe post evaluation and enroute to the next stop. Just guessing but seems likely.

Her public display may have made the precautions sop.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:08 PM

9. That was so fucking dumb that I can't believe that it wasn't a white male who did it

When this happened, I recall that the produce manager was "heartbroken" over the wasted food, since people were having trouble getting enough at that time, and then this asshole contaminates a ton of it.

Throw her in a detention camp until the pandemic has passed, with the same access to food, water, bathrooms, and medical care that we generously grant to Trump's victims at the border.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:16 PM

10. So often jerks think they face no consequences because white privilege. She'd be ballistic if a


She'd be ballistic if a person of colour did that in her presence.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:17 PM

11. WTF?

The cult is becoming increasingly more unhinged.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #11)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:41 PM

24. called them

the Koresh/Trump cult.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:04 PM

13. Wwow - 3 felonies - see ya in about 10 years, dumbass.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:14 PM

14. C'mon folks. The lady is mentally ill.

She's going to jail or a mental hospital where I hope she gets the treatment she needs.
And as noted upthread, this story is > 2 months old.

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Response to gristy (Reply #14)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:38 PM

16. Yes. It can be a revolving door in mental health facilities. Sometimes simply medication related.





















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Response to gristy (Reply #14)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:40 PM

23. How do you know she's mentally ill?

Was there an update with a report on her mental eval?

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:12 PM

17. There are thousands of mentally sick people walking among us....

I used to take my third graders on a walking field trip to the downtown Portland area. I always had to warn them and the chaperones not to mix with many of the street people.... and there were many Street people. Often they would be talking to themselves, digging through trash cans looking for food or bottles and cans to return for a deposit. Most of them meant no harm, but to innocent third graders, it could be a problem.

Since the days of Ronald Reagan we have opened up the doors and cut off Aid for those struggling with mental illness. Thousands roam the streets and sleep under bridges or in warm corners of a building. Downtown Portland, and in fact the whole city of Portland, has thousands of mentally ill and drug-addicted living out in the open. Hundred stand alongside off ramps and Panhandle for survival.

I'm just saying that a lot of these videos of very irrational adults could very well be related to mental illness. We never know when viewing a video. This is the world the Republicans brought us. Cut services and just throw them out on the street.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:17 PM

18. Lock her up and make her pay the 35k. It's the only thing that will stop them

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:20 PM

19. The report and the event were 2 months ago!!! She's been in jail since then!!!

The Re-open-or-else-crowd no doubt idolized her but this post is not about a current event.

If we are going to be Reality Based in our forum it helps to maintain a grip on the PRESENT, no?

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:25 PM

20. There is a twitter feed about White women being angry and doing stuff like this and attacking

Others. With many videos. These women are idiots.

#Karenstrikesagain

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:36 PM

21. Mankind could make progress if there were a virus that targeted the stupid

until then, slip slidin' away

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:37 PM

22. April 8, 2020 update - hearing continued.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:45 PM

25. lurch groan


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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:49 PM

26. And the sick thing is that there will always be mentally challenged individuals who will do this

This and other individual awful actions like mass shooting.

What is worse is that Trump is increasing the amount of these people that would feel justified. To push them over the line to where they actually do it.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:51 PM

27. Everyday, a new story? This story is months old. nt.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #27)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:56 PM

28. 2 month old story

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 03:57 PM

29. April 8, 2020 update - hearing continued.

https://www.timesleader.com/news/779422/hearing-continued-for-alleged-supermarket-spitter

Also, I found a Facebook page for her. The page has not been updated in over a year. She sounds like she has an alcohol problem.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:22 PM

30. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

The event happened two months ago. That should have been mentioned. It was misleading. We got several complaints.

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