County Sheriff: Florida Gang Members Organize Parties to Intentionally Spread COVID-19

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County Sheriff: Florida Gang Members Organize Parties to Intentionally Spread COVID-19.

The Florida Department of Health announced 10,328 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 337,569 since the pandemic began. The number of reported deaths of Florida residents rose by 90 to 4,895, the first day of a double-digit increase after multiple days of triple-digit increases, including Thursday’s record of 156.

Florida gang members have supposedly been hosting massive parties at vacation rental homes with the hopes of spreading the coronavirus.

Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson in Florida said that gang members were holding street parties to intentionally spread the coronavirus. He reported that the sheriff’s office has received more than 600 noise complaints, many related to what Gibson referred to as “COVID-19 parties.” Gibson advised that over the coming weekend, his deputies plan to step up patrols in areas where the parties have been known to happen.

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Gibson said these gang members are coming from central Florida and rented multiple vacation homes in the area, focusing on three gated housing developments.

They also released a footage that shown many cars blocking the intersection that happened in May. The party was broken up when the cops arrived. The sheriff said locals in Osceola County are now living a life of terror.

Screenshot from Osceola County Sheriff car
Screenshot from Osceola County Sheriff car

Gibson firmly believed that those who attended the parties were trying to mingle with each other to spread the coronavirus. The sheriff added that what the county experiencing now would result in sudden spike of COVID-19 infections.

“They’re being referred to, from what I’m being told, as COVID-19 parties where they’re actually getting together and they’re trying to mingle to potentially spread the virus amongst each other if they’re asymptomatic or whatever the case might be,” Gibson said.

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He mentioned an incident in April where a man was fatally shot during one of these house parties. Demetrius Cox, 20, was taken into custody after shooting a man at one of the house parties.

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County Sheriff: Florida Gang Members Organize Parties to Intentionally Spread COVID-19

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