Florida news, One stranger was punished with imprisonment past week after urging a young girl to drive him and another woman through the checkpoint of COVID-19, confirmed by police.
“I am confirming this suspect is recently sitting in jail and the young victim in such case was not seriously hurt,” statement given by Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay.
As per the authorities, the incident started on the morning of 21, May, when 37- year old Alexander Michael Sardinas of Tavernier and a 43-year-old Islamorada woman attempted to enter the Florida keys in a taxi without identification.
The Florida Keys have been closed for the visitors since the coronavirus outbreak. The closure is enforced with a checkpoint. As per the police report, the two Florida Keys residents went away.
After some days,, a Highway Patrolman in Florida, Baid that he spotted the two in an argument half a mile from the checkpoint and gave them a courtesy ride to near the city.
They went allegedly to a Publix shopping Centre parking lot a couple of miles away and approached the victim.
Sardinians told the girl to drive them to Tavernier and threatened to hurt her if she refused or she takes her cell phone as per the authorities.
As police report, the victim then drove to the checkpoint and checked her license with the Key address of Florida, Detective said she did not say anything to the deputies there because she was threatened.
The victim dropped Sardinas off at a gas station, the female at a pharmacy, and then called a family member who called the police- stated by authorities.
The two of them were found at different locations and neither denied being with the victim- confirmed by Sherriff’s officer.
Moreover, they confirmed that Sardians was taken to jail and additional charges may be pending. The matter is not clear still whether the support has an attorney or has appeared in court.