Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), is a concern for everybody right now. That’s why when a 23-year-old Woodville man falsely posted on social media that he had tested positive for the virus, it was taken very seriously.
How seriously? Ultimately, he was charged with a misdemeanor for making a “False Alarm/False Report.” This Class A misdemeanor isn’t simply a slap on the wrist.
The response by law enforcement should highlight to others how serious making a false report is – especially in the middle of a pandemic. It doesn’t matter where you make it or what the false report is, it’s serious business.
So what are the laws surrounding false reporting in Texas? Here’s what you need to know so [...]