In this current age where 15 seconds of fame can be merely a few thumb taps away, it is astonishing what some will do for it.
The police department of Carrollton, TX released a statement on Twitter Sunday announcing their search for a teenage girl making coronavirus threats, and after surrendering herself Tuesday, 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats.
This was following a video posted to Snapchat by Maradiaga which shows her going through a drive-thru coronavirus testing site and receiving the test, then being told to return home and await results. According to a report by NBC-DFW, instead of going home, Maradiaga went to a local Wal-Mart and proceeded to threaten to intentionally infect others with the virus, saying, “I’m here at Walmart, about to infest every (expletive), because if I’m going down, all you (expletive) are going down.”
In a series of later videos, she offered to cough on anyone seeking to contract coronavirus.
“If you want to get the coronavirus and (expletive) die, call me,” she said. “I’ll meet you up and shorten your life.”
Upon her arrest, Maradiaga claimed to not actually have the virus, but Carrollton police claim to have no evidence backing up the claim. According to a court order, if released on bail, Maradiaga will be required to undergo a 21-day quarantine.