Police Launch Investigation After Covid-Denier Films Himself Licking Cash Machine
Police in Sheffield have launched an investigation after a Covid-denier filmed himself licking cash machines, uploading the footage to Facebook in a live-stream.
In the clip, the unnamed man could be seen licking the keypad of a cash machine in Darnall, before saying: "Coronavirus, my ar*s."
One disgusted viewer - who claimed this wasn't the first time the man had pulled the stunt - reported the video to South Yorkshire Police.
According to The Star, they said: "It happened in Darnall. This was the second cash machine he licked.
"He recorded it himself and put it on Facebook. He's now removed it, he was live streaming it. I think it's vile."
South Yorkshire Police confirmed the incident has been reported to the force.
A spokesperson said: "We can confirm that the content of the video has been reported to police and enquiries are ongoing."
LADbible has contacted South Yorkshire Police for further comment.
Last week, a woman in Gloucestershire was charged with a public order offence after filming inside a hospital in an attempt to convince the public that coronavirus is 'a lie'.
Debbie Hicks, 46, from Stroud, was charged on Thursday 21 January with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.
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She was initially arrested on 29 December after she filmed and posted online a 12-minute video that showed empty corridors at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
The video was reported to Gloucestershire Police and Hicks was arrested but released on bail.
She's now been released on bail again after being charged, and is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on 30 March.
In response to the video, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital clarified that it is 'extremely busy'.
A statement released from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the time said: "We are currently caring for more than 200 patients with Covid-19.
"This includes many who require treatment in our critical care departments and a further 500+ non-Covid patients who need our care and expertise."
Recently, security at Colchester Hospital in Essex were also forced to remove a group of people who broke in to take photos of the corridors in the hospitals to post on social media.
Hospital chief executive Nick Hulme said it was baffling that conspiracy theorists were still claiming the pandemic is a hoax.
He said: "[Security was called to] remove people who were taking photographs of empty corridors and then posting them on social media, saying the hospital is not in crisis.
"When you've got that sort of social media pressure and those people denying the reality of Covid it really concerns us. Words fail me.
"Why would people do that when we all know somebody who has died from Covid?
"Of course there are empty corridors at the weekend in outpatients, because that's the right thing to do.
"We are facing the biggest health challenge we've ever seen and we are still seeing people flouting the [social distancing] rules."
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