Crime Police: Woman accused of shoplifting from Kroger claimed to have COVID-19
Florida man accused of spraying bottle of what he said was COVID-19 on business doors
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A woman accused of stealing more than $1,200 worth of merchandise from a Cincinnati area supermarket claimed to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Stephanie Incarnato, 28, of Dayton, was charged with theft, drug abuse and exposing others to contagions.
She allegedly stole $1,280 worth of groceries from the Sharonville Kroger store on Tuesday.
A criminal complaint states Incarnato did "knowingly expose Kroger employees and present members of the general public to COVID-19 after, knowingly having positive COVID-19 test results, commit a theft offense at Kroger."
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But officials with the Sharonville Police Department said Incarnato only claimed to have tested positive for coronavirus, adding she was not displaying any symptoms and was cleared by medics at the scene.
In addition to claiming she had the virus, Sharonville police said she also claimed she was pregnant and had swallowed narcotics.
Incarnato was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she refused evaluation and medical treatment.
Authorities said she was not tested for COVID-19 because she did not show any symptoms. As of noon Wednesday, officers said she was not displaying any symptoms of the new coronavirus.
Incarnato had an active felony warrant through Montgomery County. She has also been charged with theft, drug abuse and exposing others to contagions (misdemeanor) based on her claims.
Cashier sprayed in eyes with Lysol by customer mad about purchase limit, police say
Leicester police are searching for a woman who allegedly sprayed Lysol in the eyes of a cashier at Walmart after the woman was told there was a product limit on her purchase. Police said the incident happened on March 27. The cashier told the woman there was a limit on the number of Lysol disinfectant cans that she was trying to purchase. Sign up for our Newsletters The woman then sprayed the cashier in the eyes with the Lysol, requiring a response from EMS, police said. She then completed her purchase and left in what is believed to have been an Uber. Anyone with information is asked to call police.
In a brief statement, Sharonville police wrote, “In light of other news stories regarding persons flagrantly attempting to infect merchandise at stores in other parts of the county, the Sharonville Police would like to reiterate that Incarnado was NOT attempting to do this. Incarnado was NOT displaying symptoms of the virus, and only indicated she had any illness, after being arrested.”
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