JOLIET, Sick. — Police are trying for to identify a young man who used to be caught on cellphone camera carrying a yellow medical mask and stamp that acknowledged “I in actuality maintain the Coronavirus” as he sprayed disinfectant on items at a Walmart in Illinois Sunday, causing nearly about $10,000 in nervousness.
“He used to be telling everybody the same thing, that he used to be preserving them from the virus,” acknowledged Tony Prokes, customer.
Illinois police acknowledged two males in their 20s walked into the retailer within the 1400-block of Route 59 and one of them placed on a yellow surgical mask.
That man used to be moreover carrying a home made stamp on his again that be taught “Warning I in actuality maintain the Coronavirus.” Police acknowledged he then began spraying a substance later determined to be Lysol on invent, clothing and effectively being and surprise items.
The prank used to be intended to terror other folks about the unconventional coronavirus that has killed hundreds in China and infected hundreds sooner than spreading to other international locations, in conjunction with the U.S.
Prokes used to be shopping on the Walmart Sunday when he noticed the suspect walking round the retailer spraying Lysol. He saved telling other folks he used to be trying to disinfect the house.
“He used to be spraying the overall invent with Lysol,” Prokes acknowledged.
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The young man is now going through prison costs. The suspects left the scene in a white 2003 GMC Yukon registered to Oswego, police acknowledged.
The retailer had to be professionally cleaned and dozens of issues were thrown out. Walmart estimated the loss of invent at bigger than $7,300, with an additional cleanup tag of larger than $2,400, police acknowledged.
“If you happen to’re the nervousness to property, you’re bigger than $7,000 in nervousness,” acknowledged Sgt. Chris Botzum, Joliet Police Division. “Or now not it is miles kind of a bit of cash.”
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