JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Florida charged 50-year-old David White with using a hoax weapon of mass destruction after he sprayed a substance labeled “COVID-19” on the doors and entrance of a Jacksonville business, deputies said.
JSO said White told employees and patrons of the business they were now infected with coronavirus after he sprayed the substance.
Officers were called just before noon to the unidentified business following a report of what was called “intentional COVID-19 contamination,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
The business cleaned and sanitized the affected areas afterward, the Sheriff’s Office said. It did not say if anyone was infected or have the results of lab work to determine the substance in the bottle.