Coronavirus: Man arrested after filming himself coughing on shoppers

A man who filmed himself coughing and sneezing on supermarket shoppers in Christchurch has been arrested and charged.

A police spokesman said a 38-year-old man was arrested in Christchurch last night after he was seen on video online coughing at people in a supermarket.

“The man has been charged with endangering life by criminal nuisance and obstruction of a medical officer of health.”

He is due to appear at Christchurch District Court on Monday.

In a video the man can be seen walking through Fresh Choice supermarket in Barrington, coughing near other customers and smiling.

The post was later deleted from the man’s Facebook page.

“I’m sorry for this prank. It never should’ve happened, the alcohol had really taken effect and I have no sensor when I get this messy,” the man wrote.

“There is nothing else that I can say but apologise to everybody, and assure you all it will not happen again.”

Despite wearing a shirt with Graham Hill Roofing branding, the man had never worked for the company, a spokesman said.

“We can confirm this person involved has never worked directly for Graham Hill Roofing Ltd, this person was an employee of a temping agency,” the spokesman said.

“We are working with the police to get our clothing back and will assist them with any information they require in this matter.”

Fresh Choice Barrington said they had reported the video to police.

© 2020 New Zealand Herald

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13 comments

  • I’d like to see how funny this wanker might find it if I played a little ‘prank’ on him. Such as repeatedly kicking his arse until he squeals like a stuck pig.
    Not surprised that this happened, but very surprised that it took place in NZ, which is one of the nicest countries in the world with some of the nicest people. It somewhat resembles Britain before Blair’s deliberate, systematic policy of importing people from primitive, hostile cultures in an unfortunately successful attempt to increase the number of clients for the socialist welfare state and thus alter the demographics so that feckless but fertile left voters are on the increase.

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    • NZ is already full of 3rd world trash like the rest of the world.

      Unrelated: I found this comment on another blog and i think it speaks for itself:

      ‘What an opportunity to unite the country and fight a common enemy as the US has done throughout history, and yet CNN and Fox News continue to accuse and attach their political opposites with an ever-increasing ferociousness. CNN identifying Trump as the cause of everything bad in the world including the virus itself and FOX doing their ongoing rebuttal. Please get some real national news broadcasters.’

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      • I haven’t been there for a long time. Sorry to hear it’s gone the same way.
        The Dems are opportunists with no integrity. I loathe Trump for his putler groveling and attacking of John McCain, but at this time all the hate should be directed at the filthy chicoms for this pestilence. They must be forced to pay out $trillions.

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        • Yeah. I love NZ, and it hurts. But the situation is still not (yet) as bad as in Sweden and Canada. I hear in the UK it’s terrible, a true invasion. Vandalism, violence, and no respect for law enforcement. I think Blair killed the UK. That’s why i’m opposed to ‘five eyes’, despite my sympathies for Britain, because the trash should not be able to use the UK as a springboard to get to us. Once the UK starts to ship the crappers back home i will change my mind. Biggest problem is that while poor brits need to live under a bridge, the invaders can buy UK passports at Tesco with a discount…
          Yeah. The chinks need to bleed. They ruined my business, got me Corona, and keep lying about infections. I say nuke the hole! 😡

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    • Talking of primitive, hostile cultures, this is a good example, coronavirus or not, these bastards don’t care.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52165522

      Liked by 4 people

  • ‘Light will be shed on the crime’. Ha! What a tosser!

    Liked by 4 people

  • англійський масон

    Time for a return to hard labour, make the fuckers work breaking rocks all day until they are too tired to cause trouble.

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