Woman arrested for allegedly coughing on $35k worth of food

Cops busted the woman who allegedly coughed on about $35,000 worth of food at a Pennsylvania grocery store this week in what’s believed to be a “very twisted prank” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Margaret Cirko, 35, was hit Thursday with charges including threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction, making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, Hanover Township Police Chief Albert Walker told the Post.

Cirko visited the Hanover location of the small grocery chain Gerrity’s Supermarket before 2:20 p.m. Wednesday and hacked on fresh produce, a small section of the bakery, meat case and grocery items, co-owner Joe Fasula posted to Facebook Wednesday.

During the sick stunt, she allegedly yelled, “I have the virus, now you are all going to get sick,” local station WYOU reported.

During a preliminary arraignment, bail was set at $50,000 and Cirko was transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, Walker said.

Walker would not confirm whether Cirko in fact had COVID-19. Fasula said she is not believed to be infected, but authorities “will make every effort to see that she is tested.”

“While there is little doubt this woman was doing it as a very twisted prank, we will not take any chances with the health and well-being of our customers. We had no choice but to throw out all product she came in contact with,” Fasula wrote.

The woman is also said to be a “chronic problem” in the community, according to Fasula.