Coronavirus seems to have folks thinking they can do as they please — one LAPD officer claims he experienced it firsthand with a rogue, and possibly contagious, car parker.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … a cop in L.A. came across a woman this weekend whom he says was parked in a handicap spot without a proper placard, and when he approached her over the violation … they’re told things turned sickly.
Our sources say the woman almost instantly became combative with the officer, threatening to cough on him and give him coronavirus … something she claimed she’d contracted.
Well, that didn’t deter the cop … they’re told he arrested her for felony criminal threats. Unclear if the woman actually had COVID-19, but in any case … they’re told the officer gloved up for the bust and washed up after.
As for whether the criminal threat charge will stick, that’s also hard to say for sure — as they’re told something like that is considered a wobbler — meaning if she’s eventually charged, the D.A. has the option to leave it a felony, or reduce to a misdemeanor.
Nonetheless, it’s pretty crazy that an alleged parking violation escalated to a viral face-off. Crazy times, indeed.