Grocery store throws out $35K worth of food that woman coughed on in ‘twisted prank’

WTF is wrong with people?

A woman played a “twisted prank” at a Pennsylvania grocery store Wednesday by purposefully coughing on about $35,000 worth of food, which had to be thrown out, the supermarket said.

“Today was a very challenging day,” Joe Fasula wrote on the Facebook page of the Gerrity’s supermarket chain, which he co-owns.

“A woman, who the police know to be a chronic problem in the community,” walked into the chain’s Hanover Township store and “proceeded to purposely cough on our fresh produce, and a small section of our bakery, meat case and grocery,” Fasula said. Authorities are working to get the woman tested for coronavirus, he said.

Trump hasn’t yet released disaster unemployment funds

All three are blue states…. hmmmm.

The three states that President Donald Trump has formally declared coronavirus disaster areas have not received the disaster unemployment assistance that they expected to follow that designation.

New York, California and Washington state all requested access to several aid programs provided under a disaster declaration, including disaster unemployment assistance.

Disaster unemployment assistance allows workers who aren’t eligible for traditional unemployment benefits, like Uber drivers and other gig economy workers, to receive 26 weeks’ unemployment benefits if their job loss is attributable to a disaster that eliminates their job or keeps them from reaching their job site. To receive disaster employment assistance, a state must be declared a disaster area by the president.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which, in conjunction with the Labor Department, manages the program that disburses disaster unemployment assistance, said that “federal emergency aid has been made available” when the president issued the three “major disaster” declarations on March 20 for New York and March 22 for California and Washington state.