Florida women pose as grannies to get Covid19 vaccine
Two women aged 34 and 44 attempted to pass as over-65s in Florida in order to jump the queue and receive their Covid-19 vaccines ahead of schedule, authorities have said. The pair had apparently managed to secure one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine already as they had cards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The body camera video released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t appear to show the 44-year-old woman and the 34-year-old woman in disguises as Pino described. Both are wearing glasses, as Pino said, and one had a gray beanie on her head.
Officials said the women would have gotten the shots but vaccinators noticed they “looked funny” and then realized there were some issues with their IDs. Deputies said their vaccination cards had their real names on them but their birth dates didn’t match the ones on their driver’s licenses.
Nurses have also been approached as they’re leaving their shift at 10 p.m. by strangers asking if they have any extra shots to spare.