Cops bust Texas teen who boasted about spreading coronavirus

Texas cops busted the teen who claimed to have coronavirus and boasted on Snapchat about spreading the deadly bug, authorities announced.

Lorraine Maradiaga, 18, of Carollton, was arrested late Tuesday morning and charged with making a terrorist threat, a third degree felony, for posting the alarming videos to Snapchat Sunday, police said in a statement.

One video obtained by KXAS-TV shows Maradiaga arriving at what appears to be a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19.

A nurse at the site can be heard telling her to go home and wait for results, the report said.

In the next series of videos, Maradiaga is shown shopping at what she claims is Walmart, according to the outlet.

“I’m here at Walmart about to infest every (expletive), because if I’m going down, all you (expletive) are going down,” she says.

“If you want to get the coronavirus and (expletive) die, call me,” she threatens viewers.

“I’ll meet you up and I will shorten your life,” the teen continues, coughing as she speaks.

Maradiaga told police she does not have COVID-19, and authorities do not have any proof that she tested positive.

During an arraignment later Tuesday, Maradiaga’s bond was set at $20,000 before she was transferred to the Denton County Jail. As a condition of her bond, the teen was ordered to self-quarantine for 21 days upon release from custody as a precaution.

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