Grocery store spitter receives prison term

Margaret Ann Cirko (37) was sentenced to 1-2 years in prison, 8 years probation, and fined $15,000 for deliberately coughing and spitting on groceries at a supermarket.

In March 2020, Cirko entered a Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania and announced., "I have the virus. Now everyone is going to get sick." She proceeded to cough and spit on $35,000 worth of groceries, which the supermarket had to dispose of.

According to The Daily Beast, Cirko pleaded guilty to a weapons of mass destruction charge in June, a second-degree felony.

At her sentencing, Circo told the judge, "I wish I could take it back." 

"I do, too," said the judge.