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Police: Woman tested positive for COVID-19, got drunk, assaulted man

State police at Fern Ridge charged a 55-year-old Effort woman with harassment by physical contact after she tested positive for coronavirus, got drunk and assaulted a 55-year-old man from Effort on Sunday.

Police said they received a call at 8:06 p.m. for an inactive domestic disturbance involving someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Police arrived at the scene along North Eastbrook Road, Chestnuthill Township, and, following social distancing procedures due to the pandemic, interviewed the complainant/victim - the 55-year-old man.

Police said he told them the woman, whose name was withheld, was tested on Friday for the virus and learned on Saturday the results were positive.

The man said she got drunk Sunday because she was upset with the diagnosis, then became aggressive toward him, ultimately pulling his hair. The man said neither he nor the woman were injured in the incident.

He told police the woman left the scene, but upon the conclusion of the interview, she pulled up to the scene. The man told police he was able to remain separated from the woman, but noted he could not necessarily leave as he is quarantined.

Police said they telephoned the woman three times at 8:27 p.m. Sunday, attempting to interview her, but each time they called, the call kicked into the woman’s voicemail.

Police then issued the citation through Magisterial District Office 43-3-04.