Pennsylvania man claiming coronavirus charged with assault for coughing at elderly man in store, police say

via WHTM:

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -- A Carlisle man is facing multiple charges after deliberately coughing near an elderly citizen wearing a medical face mask.

Police said the senior citizen, currently recuperating from pneumonia, went to the Karns grocery store on Spring Road during its “seniors-only” hours wearing a medical face mask and medical gloves on Friday.

Daniel Tabussi, 57, allegedly approached the victim and deliberately coughed in close proximity to him, and made numerous coughing sounds while smiling and laughing, according to police. Police also report he allegedly mocked the elderly man for wearing the mask, and more than once Tabussi directly told the victim that he had coronavirus.

Tabussi is facing charges for terroristic threats, simple assault by physical menace, disorderly conduct, and harassment.

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