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Man Arrested in Lakewood for Coughing on Liquor Store Clerk

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 12:15 pm, Officers responded to the Pine Cone Liquor Store located at 248 Second Street, after receiving a report that an unidentified male was coughing and stated that he had the Coronavirus and then left the area on foot.


While en route, Officer Stephen Kowaleski located the man identified as, 25-year-old Juan Gomez Sanchez of Lakewood, walking down Clifton Avenue. After initially offering medical attention to him, further investigation revealed that Mr. Sanchez was not ill and was only acting that way because an employee refused to sell him cigarettes.

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Juan Gomez Sanchez was issued a criminal complaint for a disorderly conduct. He is expected to be in court next month.

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