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Florida man accused of spraying business with bottle labeled COVID-19

David Randolph White
Posted at 8:07 PM, Mar 30, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 50-year-old Florida man sprayed the contents from a bottle labeled COVID-19 around the door of a Jacksonville business.

David Randolph White was arrested Sunday on a charge of attempted or threatened use of a weapon of mass destruction.

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Witnesses told investigators with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office that the man sprayed the substance and made comments to employees and patrons that they were now infected with COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, the agency said a task force quickly identified White and he was questioned and arrested.

The business quickly sanitized the area.