Sam Gross, Reno Gazette Journal Published 2:01 p.m. ET April 9, 2020 CLOSE There is a lot of misinformation out there about coronavirus. We sort the facts from falsehoods. WochitRENO, Nev. – A woman in South Lake Tahoe was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly licked items in a Safeway grocery store, according to a release from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. The woman, 53-year-old Jennifer Walker, allegedly licked several pieces of jewelry for sale at the store and then put them on her hands. She then began to fill her shopping cart with $1,800 worth of merchandise. Officers called to the scene determined Walker, a resident of South Lake Tahoe, had no means to pay for the items in her cart. A Safeway employee told the officers those items could no longer be sold due to “cross contamination,” according to the release. Amid the spread of COVID-19, there have been several incidents around the nation of people licking or purposefully contaminating items inside grocery stores, including an incident in Pennsylvania where a supposed “prank” caused a store to throw out $35,000 worth of product. ‘Who’s scared of coronavirus?’: Missouri man arrested, charged with licking Walmart merchandiseViral video: Blue Bell ice cream licker who appeared in


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