/Berks County woman charged for coughing on nurse – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

Berks County woman charged for coughing on nurse – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.


A Berks County woman was arrested after police say she intentionally coughed on a nurse at an urgent care facility. Jessica Saul of Hamburg became frustrated last week after she was asked to wait in her car until a waiting room at the facility was available. According to police, Saul lowered her mask and coughed directly into a nurse’s face and her saliva landed in the nurse’s eyes as she shouted, “Take that!”Officer Frank Cataldi of the Tilden Township police said, “Especially during a pandemic like this, we want to make sure we’re protecting our nurses, health care workers and frontline staff. They’re doing a lot for us and we want to make sure they’re taken care of.”Saul is charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

A Berks County woman was arrested after police say she intentionally coughed on a nurse at an urgent care facility.

Jessica Saul of Hamburg became frustrated last week after she was asked to wait in her car until a waiting room at the facility was available.

According to police, Saul lowered her mask and coughed directly into a nurse’s face and her saliva landed in the nurse’s eyes as she shouted, “Take that!”

Officer Frank Cataldi of the Tilden Township police said, “Especially during a pandemic like this, we want to make sure we’re protecting our nurses, health care workers and frontline staff. They’re doing a lot for us and we want to make sure they’re taken care of.”

Saul is charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

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