Lady with coronavirus arrested at Ky. grocery retailer after defying quarantine three instances, police say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/CNN/WFLA) — A Kentucky lady is accused of violating a self-quarantine order for the third time after testing optimistic for the novel coronavirus.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Kendra Burnett, 37, was arrested and charged with 5 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one rely every of contempt of court docket and second-degree legal mischief


Based on the newspaper, Burnett violated a court docket order by purchasing at a Kroger grocery retailer in Louisville. She was seen on surveillance video making contact with about 5 folks on the retailer, the report stated.

According to WAVE, the arrest comes a month after Burnett was fired from a senior facility that was struck with a lethal COVID-19 outbreak.

Her mom, Elizabeth Burnett, denies her daughter even has the virus and stated the 14-day security window had already handed. However police stated it was the third time she refused to quarantine after testing optimistic for the virus, the Leader reported, citing the arrest report.


Burnett additionally stated her daughter was sporting a masks and gloves on the retailer.

“I seen the police coming, however I simply thought that he was simply (there) as a result of there’s at all times police over by U of L,” Elizabeth Burnett recalled. “She felt like she was already in the home for 14 days as a result of she was right here as a result of she ain’t haven’t any job, so the place was she going?”

Kendra Burnett was beforehand employed at Treyton Oak Towers, a senior facility the place greater than 30 folks have examined optimistic for COVID-19 and greater than a dozen others have died from the virus.


A facility consultant confirmed she had been dismissed and her final day was March 23.

Her mom says Kendra Burnett had by no means felt any signs and now they’re getting loss of life threats.

“They had been threatening us on-line. We needed to block their web page. There was this lady on there threatening to do one thing to her, shoot up her home as a result of her mom was in there.. I used to be like, we’re going to have to maneuver from right here,” Elizabeth Burnett stated.