A Hoboken man coughed on Hackensack cops and said he was infected with COVID-19 as he was being arrested for attempting to burglarize a car after a street robbery, The Daily Voice reported.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Timothy Carriel, 21, of Hoboken, was charged with strong-armed robbery and possession of burglary tools on Saturday night, the website reported.
Carriel had just robbed a man near the 100 block of Hudson Street by pretending to have a weapon late Saturday, Lt. Anthony DiPersia said, later resisting arrest and coughing on officers – exclaiming that he had COVID-19 – after he was caught breaking into a parked car.
According to public records, Carriel has a long rap sheet in North Jersey, with arrests in South Hackensack, Secaucus, Fort Lee, and Paramus to name a few.
In late 2018, he made headlines for giving the middle finger in his mugshot after being arrested for trashing a South Hackensack motel.