Man starts coughing on Riverview officers, claiming he has COVID-19 during arrest
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – An Allen Park man started coughing on Riverview officers and claiming he had COVID-19 while they tried to arrest him for squealing his tires and excessive noise, police said. Jerid Pardo, 30, of Allen Park, was pulled over Wednesday (Oct. 7) in Riverview for excessive noise and squealing his tires, according to authorities. During the traffic stop, Riverview officers said they realized Pardo’s license was suspended, so he was arrested. Police needed Pardo’s keys to tow the car, but while they retrieved the keys, Pardo started resisting arrest, according to officials. Officers got control of Pardo, but he started actively coughing on both officers and claiming he was infected with COVID-19, police said.