Man threatens to infect California deputy with coronavirus

A California sheriff’s deputy is quarantining after a man who could have COVID-19 coughed on him with malicious intent, the sheriff’s office reported. According to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped a man with a no bail warrant and on post-release community supervision. The man was found to have a loaded gun concealed on him and drugs in his hotel room, investigators reported. The deputy said the man had a persistent cough. After his arrest, a doctor evaluated him and said he was more than likely infected with COVID-19. Related video: Man arrested for coughing on store employee in FloridaThe deputy reported that once under arrest, the suspect refused to wear a mask and pulled away as a deputy tried to place a mask on him. Then, after saying he hoped to infect deputies with COVID-19, he exaggerated his cough as he coughed on deputies.The arresting deputy is now on home quarantine pending the administration of a COVID-19 test.

A California sheriff’s deputy is quarantining after a man who could have COVID-19 coughed on him with malicious intent, the sheriff’s office reported.

According to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped a man with a no bail warrant and on post-release community supervision. The man was found to have a loaded gun concealed on him and drugs in his hotel room, investigators reported.

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The deputy said the man had a persistent cough. After his arrest, a doctor evaluated him and said he was more than likely infected with COVID-19.

Related video: Man arrested for coughing on store employee in Florida

The deputy reported that once under arrest, the suspect refused to wear a mask and pulled away as a deputy tried to place a mask on him. Then, after saying he hoped to infect deputies with COVID-19, he exaggerated his cough as he coughed on deputies.

The arresting deputy is now on home quarantine pending the administration of a COVID-19 test.