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Woman charged after coughing on $35,000 worth of produce at grocery store

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According to TMZ, Margaret Cirko has been charged with felony counts of terrorist threats, threats to use a "biological agent' and criminal mischief for intentionally coughing on produce at a grocery store. (Hanover Township Police Department)

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. (WBFF/WKRC) - A woman has been arrested and charged after police say she coughed on $35,000 worth of produce at a grocery store in Pennsylvania.

Margaret Cirko has been charged with felony counts of terrorist threats, threats to use a "biological agent' and criminal mischief.


She was also charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal attempt to commit retail theft and disorderly conduct.

Cirko reportedly went into the store, threatened staff while she was sick and intentionally coughed and spat on merchandise.

She then tried to steal a 12-pack of beer from the store before being ordered to leave. Her bail is set at $50,000.

The grocery store threw away all of the produce and employees were forced to clean and disinfect everything.

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