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South Carolina Man Arrested for Faking Corona Virus

  • He faked a doctor’s note saying he had corona virus.
  • It forced the Business where he worked to close for 5 days.

Jeffrey Long

A 31-year old man in Inman, South Carolina apparently decided he wanted a few days off of work, and allegedly forged a doctor’s excuse claiming he had the coronavirus. The employer did the responsible thing, not just letting him off, but shutting down their entire facility, a call center, for several days while they brought in professionals to sanitize the building.

fake corona note

While he was off work, the man also decided to visit his children at school, causing educators to worry that other children had been exposed. Fortunately, the whole thing was a scam, and nobody was exposed to danger. The man, Jeffrey Travis, is now facing charges for forgery and breach of peace. This is the second South Carolina resident arrested for falsely making claims about the the virus. Robert Cullum was also charged with breach of peace for telling his employer that he was at risk because his son had the virus. However bad you might want a vacation, it’s not worth going to jail!

Man Arrested for Claiming to Have the COVID-19 Corona Virus

David Landeau

It should go without saying that you should not pretend to have a potentially deadly disease, and it’s even more appalling that somebody would do so in the midst of a public health emergency. But leave it to by claiming to have the corona virus. The bus was evacuated, and when police were called, Landeau admitted that he doesn’t have the COVID-19, the diseased caused by the corona virus. He has been charged with disorderly conduct and creating a false public alarm. Fortunately, it did appear to be a false alarm.

Don’t be David Landeau. Everybody is stressed out with the virus going around, so let’s focus on helping our fellow man for a while, not adding to the stress.

Cape Cop Placed on Leave for Flinging Woman

ccpd fling

Screenshot of video posted by Daniel Wirka

Social media, and citizen journalists, again demonstrate their importance to the system. After a social media post that depicted an officer throwing a woman to the ground, the Cape Coral Police Department has initiated an internal review, and put the officer involved on paid leave.

They have not yet ruled that his actions were unwarranted, but the video seems to demonstrate that he may have been more violent than necessary. There did not appear to be an immediate threat, and the officer did not even appear to identify himself before flinging her to the ground. It will be interesting to see what the brass says about this one…

It should be noted, the woman is clearly committing a battery by pushing and striking the man before the cop arrives, and would have also been subject to arrest for disorderly conduct.The issue is whether he handled the arrest appropriately. Kudos to the the Cape Coral PD for acting swiftly to address what will be a contentious issue.

You can watch the video on the CCPD web page: http://www.capecops.com/newsroom/2016/3/14/p


Man Jailed 6 Months for Too-Loud Sex

An Italian man was sentenced to six months in jail for engaging in sex with his girlfriend that was so loud it generated complaints from a dozen neighbors. Authorities found the 42-year-old from Vigodarzere, Padua to be a nuisance, and put him on trial for stalking. Stalking must have a wildly different definition than in Florida, or maybe it was the translation (or not). Here, a pattern of harassment can be considered stalking, but it must be “directed at a specific person”. Generally, public nuisance charges are not criminal, require repeated nuisance, and are only subject to a fine.

Approximation of the Offending Act (From When Harry Met Sally)

Approximation of the Offending Act (From When Harry Met Sally)

The man argued in his defense, that he was just a good lover. Apparently the noises were primarily coming from his girlfriend. I don’t think this guy should have been locked up, but he is going to get a lot of jail mail from admirers: he won’t have any trouble getting a date when he gets out!

Looking at the NY Daily News article, it appears that the charge might be more akin to Florida’s Breach of the Peace / Disorderly Conduct charge. That still wouldn’t hold up, as vocal screaming likely would be protected “speech” in this country. I have seen someone charged with Breach of Peace for playing a radio too loud, though I doubt the propriety of that charge. Also, he wasn’t the one screaming, so HE did not commit acts to disturb the peace, the girlfriend was the one making the noise. Silly Italians, this does nothing to bolster my faith in the Italian judicial system.

Free the guy- he’s a lover, not a fighter! He plans to appeal. #sexcrime