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NC man charged after coughing on Walmart customer, saying he had coronavirus

Officials said on the arrest report that Heffner "knew or should have known" that his actions could create fear or anxiety for those around him.

BELMONT, N.C. — A Belmont man has been charged with a misdemeanor public health violation after police say he coughed on a Walmart customer and stated he had coronavirus. It happened at the Belmont Walmart off Wilkinson Boulevard 

Robert Heffner Jr., 26, was arrested Friday night and is expected to have a first court appearance on Monday.

Officials said on the arrest report that Heffner "knew or should have known" that his actions could create fear or anxiety for those around him.

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