NJ woman spat on officer, said she had coronavirus: police

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May 01, 2020 - 9:26 am
Jenna Richardson



WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (1010 WINS) – A New Jersey woman allegedly spat on an officer and claimed she had the coronavirus while being placed in a patrol car this week.

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Jenna Richardson, 24, was charged with making terroristic threats, aggravated assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct after the incident on Wednesday, according to NJ.com.

Richardson allegedly spat on the officer after police responded to a “disturbance between two females” at a home on Cinnamon Road in West Deptford.

Police said she told the officer she had the coronavirus.

The officer was taken to an area hospital and released.

Richardson was also taken to a hospital and then to the Salem County Correctional Facility.

In recent weeks, several other people in New Jersey have been accused of spitting or coughing on police officers while saying they had COVID-19.

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