The incident, which went viral last year, was triggered after Debra Hunter visibly maskless, tried to return an item she didn't have in her possession. Heather Reed Sprague, the victim, confronted her, after which Hunter said, "I think I'll get real close to you. How about that?" Hunter then coughed in Sprague's face.
"On Thursday, Duval County Court Judge James Ruth sentenced Debra Hunter to serve 30 days in jail, pay a $500 fine, serve six months' probation and undergo a mental health evaluation along with anger management, The Associated Press reports," wrote Madeleine Marr. "The defendant received credit for one day already served. David Chapman, communications director for the state attorney's office in Jacksonville, told the media outlet in an email that Hunter was also ordered to cover the costs of the victim's COVID-19 test."
Hunter has apologized and claimed her family are now "social pariahs" after the incident. The judge, however, was not buying it.
"Her children didn't create this problem and her husband didn't, and she talked about how it changed her world and she was getting nastygrams on Facebook and things of that nature and they can't go to their country club or wherever," said Judge Ruth. "But I have yet to see any expression, or a significant expression on her regret about the impact it had on the victim in this case."
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Disgusting | Belligerent customer coughs on patron at Jacksonville, Fla. store youtu.be