TWO Florida women, aged 34 and 44, allegedly dressed as grandmas to get a second Covid vaccine dose after getting the first jab.
The disguised women were slammed by police officers after arriving at a convention center site in Orange County, Florida, on Wednesday, according to reports.
Two women were slammed by police officers in Orange County, Florida, on WednesdayCredit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Bodycam footage shows the two women sitting inside their carCredit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Dr. Raul Pino, with the Florida Department of Health, detailed what happened during a Thursday press conference, the New York Times reported.
The two women arrived at the Orange County Convention Center “dressed up as grannies,” Dr. Pino explained, adding they had “the bonnets, the gloves, the glasses, the whole thing.’
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has prioritized vaccine access to seniors age 65 and older, which appears to be why the two women tried to conceal their true age.
The birth dates listed on their driver’s licenses were not the same as the dates they used to register for the Covid jabs, the Sheriff’s Office revealed.
The two women arrived at the Orange County Convention Center ‘dressed up as grannies’ Dr. Pino explainedCredit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office
The birth dates listed on their driver’s licenses were not the same as the dates they used to register for the Covid jabs, the Sheriff’s Office revealed.Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Bodycam footage, obtained by Click Orlando, was released by police on Friday.
The video doesn’t appear to show the women in costume, however, both donned glasses and cardigans.
One of the women was spotted wearing a large gray beanie, a face shield, and a face mask.
A deputy is heard on the bodycam footage saying: “You know what you have done? You’ve stolen a vaccine from someone that needs it more than you and now you’re not going to get your second one.
“So that’s a whole waste of time we just wasted here on this.
“So, we’re at that point right here but just for your selfishness of stealing a vaccine.”
Residents 65 and older wait in a drive through to get vaccinated at the Orange County Convention Center in December 2020Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Dr. Pino revealed there have been a few ‘different and creative’ instances where people try to pretend they’re older than they actually areCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Dr. Pino suspects the amount of tricksters that have successfully gotten Covid jabs is ‘higher than we suspect’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
According to Dr. Pino, both women arrived to the convention center with authentic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cards.
The cards confirmed both women had obtained their first jab.
A deputy revealed to the alleged hoaxers they were only getting a “trespass warning” for their unjust actions.
“You are hereby warned that you are not licensed or incited to be on these premises, and may be arrested if you refuse to leave or return at any time in the future at this building or the other buildings, the parking garage everything, anything on the whole property here,” the deputy said.
“It’s ridiculous that you’re even here right now.”
Dr. Pino revealed there have been a few “different and creative” instances where people try to pretend they’re older than they actually are.
“You know, we have access to a lot of information,” he explained. “So we can quickly verify who is who, where they were born, you know, anything that you can imagine, we have access to.”
He suspects the amount of tricksters that have successfully gotten Covid jabs is “higher than we suspect.”