Florida Fugitive Tries to Use COVID-19 Sign to Avoid Arrest

28-year-old Joshua Price from Putnam County, Florida has been arrested despite his sign warning officers that he had COVID-19.


Price was wanted for several felony warrants and, to deter deputies from acting on the warrants, he put up a sign to avoid getting arrested.  The sign read:

 “COVID19 infected since 4/8/20”


Undeterred, deputies used protective equipment when bringing Price into custody.  Later, they discovered he did not actually have the virus.