SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Police in Massachusetts are looking for a man accused of giving a Walmart shopper a “Covid hug.”
The police department in Springfield, Massachusetts said the incident happened around 7:10 p.m. at a Walmart on August 15.
The suspect, whom the victim had never seen before, took an item out of his hand and then hugged him.
“Just giving you a Covid hug. You now have Covid,” the suspect said before laughing and walking away, according to the Springfield Police Department.
The victim is a cancer survivor, the police department said.
Officers added that the suspect did the same thing to multiple customers.
The department is asking that anyone with information contact the detective bureau.