Texas police searching for teen who threatened to spread coronavirus
Carrollton Police / Twitter @CarrolltonTXPD
"We have identified the woman seen on social media claiming to be COVID-19 positive as 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga and are charging her with Terroristic Threat, Texas Penal Code 22.07. "

via KDAF:

CARROLLTON, Texas (KDAF) -- Police in Texas are investigating a teenager’s claims that she has coronavirus and plans to infect others.

According to Carrollton Police, the 18-year-old, later identified as Lorraine Maradiaga, went on social media and said she tested positive for COVID-19 and is “willfully spreading it.”

Police will charge Maradiaga with making a terroristic threat.

“We have no confirmation Maradiaga is actually a threat to public health. We are, however, taking her social media actions very seriously,” police said on Twitter.


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The Snapchat video circulating on social media shows the woman going to what appears to be a drive-thru testing site, KXAS reports.

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