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    Man arrested for falsely claiming he had coronavirus on plane Archived Message

    Posted by bbonb on February 5, 2020, 14:49:00

    A flight on its way to Jamaica had to turn around and return to Toronto after a passenger falsely declared that he had coronavirus, according to a report.

    Potok, 28, has since told CityNews that his actions were intended to be a prank, and that he recorded the moment in hopes of it going viral.

    “I looked around, I said ‘can I get everybody’s attention please’ and … I followed up by saying, word-for-word, I said ‘I just came back from Hunan province, the capital of the coronavirus … I’m not feeling too well,'" Potok said.

    Following the incident, Potok was charged with mischief


    The real story here is that there is a crime called "mischief." Can't we find a less juvenile name for the crime? Mischief is shooting spitballs in the hair of the girl in the front of the class, or the Senior Prank.

    think he wants a do-over?


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