A Pennsylvania grocery store says it had to destroy over $35,000 worth of food after a woman intentionally coughed all over it.
Gerrity’s Supermarket in Luzerne County, near Scranton, wrote about the situation in a Wednesday Facebook post.
Co-owner Joe Fasula wrote that he believed the woman was engaging in a “very twisted prank” when she purposely coughed on the fresh produce and a small section of the bakery, the meat case and grocery.
Fasula said the woman in question was known to be a “chronic problem” in the community.
“While there is little doubt this woman was doing it as a very twisted prank, we will not take any chances with the health and well-being of our customers,” he wrote.
“We had no choice but to throw out all product she came in contact with.”
Although the total loss has not yet been calculated, the