Only in Florida, am I right?
The Sunshine State is one of those rare, incredible places where the overall demeanor of the citizenry is a bit zany. That’s not a knock on Florida – it is, after all, a beautiful and unique place. But it is very unique, and some of the news stories that come to pass in the southeastern paradise are undeniably Florida.
Such is the case this week as two young women attempted to cut in line for COVID-19 vaccines by dressing up as old ladies.
Young women in Florida dressed up as older women in an apparent attempt to qualify for COVID-19 vaccination, a local official said Thursday.take our poll - story continues below
Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said the women arrived at a vaccination site “dressed up as grannies” in bonnets, glasses and gloves but were turned away. The women appeared to be in their twenties, he told reporters.
Pino said the young women were coming for their second dose of the vaccine and had valid vaccination cards from their first dose. Pino didn’t know how they got through the vaccination process the first time. He hinted that there was an issue with the women’s photo identification the second time around.
The situation has been referred to the county sheriff’s office for further investigation, Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV reported.
The would-be vaccine snatcher remain at large as of this writing.
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