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Disoriented Woman Smoking in Middle of Road Coughs Her Coronavirus at Police Officers

POMPTON LAKES,  NJ – A woman staggering in the middle of the road smoking a cigarette in Pompton Lakes was dozing off when police arrived, but began coughing at them and telling them she had the coronavirus.  Alexis Cap, 31, of Lake Hiawatha, N.J., was charged on May 25 by the Pompton Lakes Police with terroristic threats during an emergency (2 counts, 2nd degree), resisting arrest (3rd degree), aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (2 counts, 4th degree), throwing bodily fluids at an officer (2 counts 4th degree), possession of prescription legend drugs (4th degree), being under the influence in public (disorderly persons offense), and various other disorderly persons offenses, including violating the emergency orders. Police responded to a call of a woman seated in the middle of the road smoking a cigarette. Police observed Cap staggering and dozing off. As two officers attempted to place Cap under arrest, she allegedly coughed and said, “I have coronavirus.”

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Photo by: Brodie Vissers

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