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Florida man, 49, is arrested for intentionally coughing on a supermarket cashier

Florida man, 49, is arrested for intentionally coughing on a supermarket cashier after complaining about social distancing rules ‘getting out of hand’

  • Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shared in a Tuesday post that Christopher Canfora, 49,  was arrested  after the incident at Harbor Freight Tools  
  • An employee at the store told deputies that Canfora had come up to her at the cash register and started talking about their social distancing measures
  • ‘The employee said Canfora remarked, “This is all getting out of hand,” and intentionally coughed on her and the register,’ deputies said 
  • Canfora denied coughing on anyone and told deputies that he did not have any symptoms tied to the COVID-19, which has killed more than 12,000 people

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shared in a Tuesday Facebook post that 49-year-old Christopher Canfora was arrested at around 3pm at his DeBary home

A Florida man has been arrested for intentionally coughing on a woman working in a hardware store after telling her that social distancing is ‘getting out of hand.’

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shared in a Tuesday Facebook post that 49-year-old Christopher Canfora was arrested at around 3pm at his DeBary home. 

Deputies with the office responded to Harbor Freight Tools on Enterprise Road in Orange City at around noon. 

There, an employee told them that Canfora had been in the store that morning.

She said he approached her at the cash register and began talking to her about the protective measures the store was taking to enforce social distancing. 

The store had been placing tape markers on the floor to space customers six feet apart, according to the deputies. 

‘The employee said Canfora remarked, “This is all getting out of hand,” and intentionally coughed on her and the register,’ the deputies added in their statement. 

An employee with Harbor Freight Tools (pictured) told them that Canfora approached her at the cash register and began talking to her about the protective measures the store was taking to enforce social distancing. She claims the man then coughed on her and told her he has done-so to others

An employee with Harbor Freight Tools (pictured) told them that Canfora approached her at the cash register and began talking to her about the protective measures the store was taking to enforce social distancing. She claims the man then coughed on her and told her he has done-so to others

She added that the man told her that he pulls the same stunt when he sees people wearing masks. 

He also allegedly told the woman that he was planning to go to Winn-Dixie, another store in the area, so that he could cough on people there. 

Canfora denied coughing on anyone and told deputies that he did not have any symptoms associated with the coronvirus, which has killed more than 12,000 people

Canfora denied coughing on anyone and told deputies that he did not have any symptoms associated with the coronvirus, which has killed more than 12,000 people

Canfora denied coughing on anyone and told deputies that he did not have any symptoms associated with the coronvirus, which has killed more than 12,000 people. 

The man told deputies that he knew his humor would not land with people but couldn’t remember what he had said to the woman. 

Canfora was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail and is being held on $5,000 bond.  

 



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