Kansas couple who coughed, claimed to have virus charged

April 30, 2020 - 8:26 pm

A Kansas couple who authorities say repeatedly coughed on people at a Walmart and claimed the man had contracted the coronvirus are facing felony charges. 

Harvey County authorities on Thursday charged Hazel Hamrick, 29. and Ernest Williams, 47, after an incident at the Newton Walmart on April 6. 

Hamrick is charged with two counts of criminal threat. Williams faces two counts of aiding and abetting criminal threat. 

Prosecutors said the couple was trying to cause fear during the incident. Hamrick says she feels like a “complete fool.”

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