I don’t really believe in hell, but if the mental health evaluation that Margaret Cirko was sent for after this shit doesn’t find something she can be helped with, I hope there’s a special place there for her if I’m wrong.
The 35-year-old has been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after she claimed to be ill while coughing and spitting on several sections worth of food at a Pennsylvania supermarket, causing the business to have to throw out around $35,000 worth of product. You know, because that’s funny. Especially when the stores are already picked clean on an almost daily basis.
“Today was a very challenging day,” Joe Fasula wrote Wednesday 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.
The Hanover Township Police Department said in a statement late Thursday that the suspect, identified as Margaret Cirko, 35, was making threats that she was sick while coughing and spitting on the food.
“Cirko continued this behavior in several aisles before attempting to steal a 12-pack of beer as she was being ordered to leave the store by employees,” police said.
She was arrested and charged with two felony counts of terrorist threats, one felony count of threats to use a “biological agent” and one felony count of criminal mischief. She also faces misdemeanor counts of criminal attempt to commit retail theft and disorderly conduct.
Cirko underwent a mental health evaluation on Wednesday, police said, and authorities were working to get her tested for coronavirus, Fasula said.
“While there is little doubt this woman was doing it as a very twisted prank … we had no choice but to throw out all product she came in contact with,” he said. “Working closely with the Hanover Township health inspector, we identified every area that she was in, we disposed of the product and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected everything.”