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Two Teens Allegedly Recorded Themselves Coughing On Produce In Grocery Store, Says Police

Two Teens Allegedly Recorded Themselves Coughing On Produce In Grocery Store, Says Police

The stupidity of these two teens come amid heightened fears of Coronavirus outbreak.

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In times of crisis like this, you can find two kinds of people. Those who are staying in, maintaining hygiene, and doing their bit curb the situation and those who will go out and do thing that puts themselves and others around them in danger. Recently, two Virginia teens allegedly recorded themselves coughing on produce in a local grocery store last week and uploaded the video on social media, police reports state, according to Fox News. The stupidity of these two teens come amid heightened fears of Coronavirus outbreak.



 

The incident took place last Wednesday in Purcellville, about an hour’s drive northwest of Washington, D.C. Police said the teens admitted to their involvement and determined there was no “criminal intent.” They took to Facebook to post: Yesterday, March 18, 2020, an incident occurred at a local grocery store involving juveniles reportedly coughing on produce, while filming themselves and posting it on social media. Police responded and are currently investigating the incident. The grocery store immediately removed the items in question and has taken appropriate measures to ensure the health of store patrons.



 

We are asking for parental assistance in monitoring your teenagers’ activities, as well as their social media posts to avoid the increase of any further such incidents. We have learned that this appears to be a disturbing trend on social media across the country, and we ask for help from parents to discourage this behavior immediately. Please talk with your children and explain to them why such behavior is wrong, especially given the current situation regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We also take this opportunity to remind parents and children of the Town of Purcellville’s curfew, which states it is unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to loiter or remain on any street, park or public place in the town between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and daylight of the following day unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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However, this little stunt they pulled off as a sick joke didn't go too well with netizens. Claudia Monie wrote: Their sick and very stupid and should be locked up for this I know their parents are very upset due to the fact of what's going on they should be taught that this virus is not a joke and that it's really killing people.... they think this is funny because and will make them popular it's stupid just stupid. Karen Brown added: Unreal, this stems from the lax parenting skills from the onset of their development and what they have become. Absolutely they should be accountable for their actions, talk about making their parents proud.

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Bryan Trice added: It is sad to say, we all want to blame the parents. But It is not the parents. The moment the Government stepped in and told you how to raise your children, kids were no longer held accountable in the home. And now it's spilling onto the streets. Unfortunately for the kids, you do something in the public eye you should be held accountable as if you were an adult and you gave up that right to be a child. Terri L. Hampton-Rosenthal added: They should have been arrested and the parents fined. Food is hard enough to find these days. What is wrong with these kids and what is wrong with their parents! It is shameful.. I shop there as do many of us. Now I have to worry about those who are not caught!

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Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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