New Jersey ‘Knucklehead’ faces terrorism charges over alleged supermarket cough threat

George Falcone, 50, of Manalapan, New Jersey went shopping at a Wegman’s supermarket on Sunday. A store clerk asked him to stand back “from prepared foods while she covered them. Instead, prosecutors said, he leaned toward her and purposely coughed, laughing and saying he was infected with the coronavirus.”

Falcone also allegedly told “two other employees that they were lucky to have jobs, and initially refused to identify himself when approached by a police officer.”

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal confirms that Mr. Falcone received a summons for terroristic threats in the third degree and other charges over the incident.

Falcone has denied accusations, saying, “Didn’t cough on anyone and never mentioned corona.”


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