Debra Hunter, who was filmed coughing on a cancer patient inside a Florida store will face a fine and jail time as a result of her actions.
Hunter will spend 30 days in jail, as well as pay a $500 fine, serve six months of probation and attend anger management classes as well as receive a mental health evaluation after she was arrested at a Pier 1 import store for deliberately coughing, open mouth, into the face of the person videoing her, who was being treated for cancer at the time.
You can see video here:
Hunter then gave the filmer a rude hand gesture and swears at her.
Heather Sprague, the victim, had to have herself and family tested for the virus, which thankfully ended up being negative.
Sprague is receiving treatment for a brain tumor.
@travisakers @mama_c2 I’ve never understood the “what will incarceration do to my family - spouse/kids innocent” li… https://t.co/1A1lG0WeV5— VickieCarla (@VickieCarla)1617983947.0
@travisakers NOT THEIR RENTAL PROPERTY. OHH THE HORROR!!!!!!! https://t.co/fQ9ZS7a2Vy— Baby Yoda Antifa Mom (@Baby Yoda Antifa Mom)1617987496.0
@travisakers 29 days is not long enough. She's still the same self-centered, entitled Karen she was when she did it… https://t.co/AjEciFVh54— 🌊 Lily Bergeron (@🌊 Lily Bergeron)1617988233.0
@travisakers I do love how they’d worked out a plea agreement that did not include jail but once the judge saw the… https://t.co/wg4RXn0Dcp— Bex - 🇺🇸 1/20/21 🇺🇸 (@Bex - 🇺🇸 1/20/21 🇺🇸)1617984912.0
Upon her arrest, Hunter pleaded not guilty and asked the judge to have mercy on her and her own family. The justice in charge of the case took note of this.
"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 James 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."
@travisakers should have thought about the consequences and the consequences for her family before she did what she… https://t.co/zsN7SuBvqc— sam (@sam)1617987576.0
@travisakers I hope this sets a precedent for more of these anti-mask "coughers" who think they are so clever.— Rick Miller (@Rick Miller)1617985152.0
@travisakers Not enough time. Her action was evil and vicious.— michael 😷 🌈 🐕 (@michael 😷 🌈 🐕)1617983224.0
@travisakers @JamesFLoveIV And turn off fox on the television there and make her watch the teletubbies channel.— John JJP 🧔🎶✌️🌍🌲🐻🐟🦀🐍🦋🐌 (@John JJP 🧔🎶✌️🌍🌲🐻🐟🦀🐍🦋🐌)1618010099.0
@travisakers Actions have consequences, Debra.— Mama_C2 🇺🇸 (@Mama_C2 🇺🇸)1617983134.0
Meanwhile, Sprague and her family of 12 were struggling to figure out what to do had one of them been infected.
"I worried for the health and safety of my children, and wondered how in the world I could possibly isolate to protect them—in a household of 12—if I had been intentionally infected."
@travisakers GOOD! She deserves more-- like being forced to watch what's happening in ICU's all over the US, but good.— V Yamashita (@V Yamashita)1618026485.0
@travisakers @dinerlee If she was so worried about her kids, why did she act that way in front of them. Chances ar… https://t.co/JVh7whJ8G9— 🇺🇸RobinEggTexas🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸RobinEggTexas🇺🇸)1617990957.0
@travisakers I’m glad the judge saw through her defense. She and character witnesses talked about the effect this h… https://t.co/CzJbiJAcF2— Laurie j (@Laurie j)1618047660.0
@travisakers i gotta say, i'm not precisely gleeful about what basically boils down to "jailtime for being a dick".… https://t.co/F4qoRMhA9G— filet minion (@filet minion)1618035661.0
@travisakers Next I wanna know what happened to the guy from Costco outside Tampa who had the meltdown and was fire… https://t.co/wzDhx1xxb4— 2020 Survivor (@2020 Survivor)1618012702.0
What happened in a moment of "bad judgment" could have cost Heather Sprague her life, if things had been a little bit different.
Hunter's case could have easily been for criminally negligent homicide instead of assault.