Texas Teen Arrested and Charged With Terrorism After Threats to Spread the CCP Virus, Police Say

Lorenz Duchamps
By Lorenz Duchamps
April 8, 2020US News
Texas Teen Arrested and Charged With Terrorism After Threats to Spread the CCP Virus, Police Say
Texas 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga was arrested on April 7 by Carrollton police. (Courtesy of Carrollton Police)

Authorities in Illinois arrested a Texas teenager who claimed in a series of videos she was going to “willfully” spread the CCP virus, Carrollton police said.

The female teen, identified as 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga later told police she had tested negative for the virusaccording to a press release from the Carrollton Police Department.

Maradiaga is now being charged with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony, and was transferred to Denton County Jail, police said.

Her bond has been set at $20,000. It’s unclear if Maradiaga has an attorney.

“As a condition of her bond, Maradiaga is ordered to quarantine for 21 days upon date of release from custody as a precaution,” police said in a news release.

Carrollton is about 20 miles north of Dallas.

‘I Will Shorten Your Life’

The videos taken by Maradiaga circulated on social media, FOX7 reported.

“I’m at Walmart about to infest [expletive],” she said in the wide-spread video. “If I’m going down, all you [expletive] are going down.”

In one of her multiple videos, Maradiaga can be seen arriving alone in her car at what appears to be a drive-thru testing site for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. A female medical official at the testing site told the teenager to stay home and self-quarantine and await her results.

Later in another video that Maradiaga posted, she was seen driving in her car and coughing to the direction of the camera and said: “I will shorten your life.”

“If you want to get the coronavirus and [expletive] die, call me,” the teen said.

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18-year-old female Lorraine Maradiaga from Texas who is charged with a terroristic threat after threatening to “willfully spread” COVID-19. (Courtesy of the Carrollton Texas Police Department)

One Twitter user said every one to be careful when meeting her.

“This girl think she’s bad or something. she deadass has corona and refuses to stay in quarantine. this is so the most selfish thing I’ve seen,” she wrote, adding a video from Maradiaga.

A police spokeswoman with the CPD, Jolene DeVito said authorities went to Maradiaga’s home on Sunday, but they were unable to arrest her, FOX7 reported.

DeVito added that Maradiaga has already committed a third-degree felony of making a terroristic threat, regardless if she tests positive for COVID-19.

More than 400,000 people have tested positive for the virus in the United States and at least 12,900 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases in the country.

Woman Intentionally Coughing on Groceries Charged With Terrorist Threats

A woman accused of intentionally coughing on about $35,000 worth of goods at a grocery store in Pennsylvania has been charged with making terrorist threats.

Margaret Cirko, 35, was arrested by Hanover Township police on March 26 and charged with two counts of terrorist threats, one count of threats to use a “biological agent,” and one count of criminal mischief following an investigation.

Police said Cirko entered the store while making verbal threats that she was sick, and intentionally coughed and spit on fresh produce, meat, and other merchandise, amid the CCP virus pandemic.

The woman continued the behavior in several aisles before trying to steal a 12-pack of beer and being ordered to leave the store by employees.

“While there is little doubt this woman was doing it as a very twisted prank, we will not take any chances with the health and well-being of our customers,” Joe Fasula, the co-owner of the supermarket, wrote on Facebook. “We had no choice but to throw out all product she came in contact with.”

Cirko is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on April 8.

CNN Wire and Epoch Times reporter Janita Kan contributed to this report.

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