Glen Burnie Man Claimed He Had COVID19 Before Coughing in an Officer's Face During Traffic Stop, Police Say
A man from Glen Burnie is facing prison time after allegedly claiming he was infected with the coronavirus before coughing in the face of an Anne Arundel County Police officer during a traffic stop.
On May 6, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m. officers responded for a report of a trespassing at the Red Roof Inn located at 2520 Riva Road in Annapolis. Hotel staff identified the suspect in a vehicle. When officers stopped the vehicle the suspect was found to have an extraditable Florida warrant.
The suspect became verbally combative and stated he had the coronavirus. He then started coughing in the face of the officer.
The suspect was booked on the warrant and charged with assault, CDS paraphernalia, false identity, and failure to comply with the stay at home order.
Jerry Vincent Pippin (no booking photo available)
7400 block of Furnace Branch Road
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Fraud-Per. Ident. Avoid Pros
Hlth Emergncy Fail Comply
Alter Phys Evidence Crim Proc