It seems as though the coronavirus hysteria is starting to take its toll on the American people.
Maybe it’s the isolation, or perhaps it’s the uncertainty in the air. In any case, we are suffering mightily these days, and it is beginning to affect our mental health.
In Florida, one clearly-frazzled man was arrested after making wild and violent threats triggered by his concerns over the coronavirus.
A man was arrested after deputies say he threatened a mass shooting at a Florida Publix store because “not enough people” were wearing masks outside during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robert Kovner, 62, of Sebring was arrested and booked late Tuesday night for the threat he wrote on Facebook, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
“The writer was upset that not enough people, in his opinion, are wearing masks when they are out and about,” the sheriff office said.
Sunshine State police were not messing around, either.
“We realize these are stressful times, but there is no excuse for making threats like this,” the sheriff office wrote on Facebook. “It’s not a joke. It’s not just a bad day. It’s a crime. We will ALWAYS take them seriously and you will go to jail.”
Kovner was booked on felony charges relating to making a written threat of a mass shooting. His bond is set at $30,000.
This global coronavirus pandemic has led to other odd crimes as well, with conspiracy theorists setting fire to 5G cell towers throughout Europe, believing that the technology may somehow be related to the coronavirus crisis.
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