Teens caught filming themselves coughing on grocery store produce as police warn of ‘disturbing’ new social media trend amid coronavirus pandemic

Daily Mail:

  • The teenagers were seen in a Purcellville grocery store on Wednesday
  • They were coughing near produce and filming it for social media
  • The store immediately informed the police and removed the produce
  • Police believed there was no criminal intent
  • Searches under #coughingchallenge, #grocerystorechallenge and #coronaviruschallenge reveal similar videos
  • Police warn parents to monitor social media activity now schools are closed.

Police in Virginia are not pressing charges against two teenagers identified as having filmed themselves coughing on produce in a grocery store and uploading the video to social media.

Authorities are warning of the ‘disturbing trend’ which has appeared on social media as the coronavirus pandemic worsened, calling on parents to monitor their children’s actions online.

Read more at The Daily Mail


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