CARROLLTON, Texas (KWTX/Gray News) - An 18-year-old woman from Texas, who claimed in Snapchat videos that she was intentionally spreading COVID-19, has been taken into custody, KWTX reports.
Police arrested 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga Tuesday morning after she surrendered at the Carrollton City Jail. She is charged with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony.
In a series of videos on Snapchat, Maradiaga allegedly said she was intentionally spreading COVID-19. However, when she was arrested Tuesday, she told police she does not have the virus.
“Maradiaga has stated that she is COVID-19 negative, and we currently have no proof that Maradiaga has tested positive,” said police in a press release.
Maradiaga’s bond was set at $20,000, and she was transferred to the Denton County Jail, police said. As a condition of the bond, she was ordered to self-quarantine for 21 days after her release from custody.