We’re living in crazy times… you sneeze and people around you glare at you, you spit on somebody’s face and they press charges against you.
On Thursday, a 26-year-old man spat on Mt. Morris Township police officer only to imply later that he may or may not test positive for COVID-19.
The Owosso man, who is yet to be arraigned, has been charged with two felonies; first is the single count of harmful substance person falsely exposed that lasts for five years, and the second is for resisting and obstructing the police which typically lasts for two years.
On Wednesday, April 15th Officers with the Mt. Morris Township Police Department were reported about a possible domestic disturbance case in a West Mt. Morris Road home and were warned about an active fight in the yard.
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After thorough investigation, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton reported that the suspect was highly intoxicated and was “yelling, screaming, kicking and being otherwise belligerent” meanwhile two adults were trying to hold him back. Once the officers arrived on the scene, the suspect was handcuffed.
However, this is when the situation got worse.
When the suspect was on the ground, handcuffed, he rolled over and spat on the face of an officer. Fortunately, the officer was wearing a protective face mask.
“(The suspect) then laughed and asked the officer if she thought he had the Coronavirus and further stated that maybe he did and maybe he didn’t.” – Leyton recalls.
She added, “This is no laughing matter and I don’t find any humor in it all. People are dying from this virus, the entire world has been turned upside down because of it, and our first responders do not need the added stress of being worried whether they are going to contract this virus while they are performing their duties.”
The suspect has to appear in Genesee District Court on April 17th.