Florida sheriff said “unsavory” people are hosting parties to spread the novel coronavirus.
“They are being referred to, from what I am being told, as ‘COVID-19 Parties’ where they are actually getting together and they are trying to mingle to potentially spread the virus amongst each other,” Russ Gibson, the sheriff for Osceola County said in an interview with WKMG News.
“A lot of times, we’ve been finding out that there are people here that are unsavory people that you wouldn’t want in your neighborhoods. There are some gangs, that are renting these houses, and they’re coming here to Osceola County,” Gibson said. . .
The sheriff said some of the people organizing these parties are renting multiple homes for their gatherings, which can range anywhere from 50 to 400 people. While party goers are at times dispersed without much pushback, Gibson said that last week deputies had fireworks set off against them. (Read more from “People Are Hosting Parties to Spread COVID” HERE)