Coronavirus Philadelphia: 27-Year-Old Jacqueline McBride Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On Woman Over Social Distancing Dispute At Center City Di Bruno Bros.

Police say 27-year-old Jacqueline McBride has been arrested and charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment.

Coronavirus Philadelphia: 27-Year-Old Jacqueline McBride Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On Woman Over Social Distancing Dispute At Center City Di Bruno Bros.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police have arrested a woman who allegedly spit on two people — one in a dispute over social distancing — inside an Italian market in Philadelphia over the weekend. Police say 27-year-old Jacqueline McBride has been arrested and charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment.

A quick trip to a neighborhood market turned into a disgusting encounter for Alexis Danilo.

“She came too close to me and I just backed away from her, and I guess that upset her,” Danilo said. “Bumped into me, and I said something along the lines of ‘That’s rude, there is a pandemic going on.’ And then she just responded, ‘I’ll fight you right now,’ and took off her mask and spit on my face.”

Danilo was grabbing some groceries at Di Bruno Bros. in Center City Sunday when she says the attack happened.

“Luckily, I was wearing glasses and a mask and I had gloves on,” she said.

Danilo says she’s glad the staff at Di Bruno Bros. quickly came to her aid.

“Everyone at Di Bruno Bros. was really nice. They helped me wipe my face so I could get the spit off,” she said.

Danilo says she’s doing OK and she’s self-quarantined for now. She says she’s showing no signs of being ill.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney spoke about the incident Thursday afternoon.

“It’s unconscionable and criminal. We hope the police find her and get her someplace she can’t spit on anybody,” Kenney said. “I think people start losing their minds a little bit and it’s understandable but that’s an assault, it’s aggravated assault to knowingly do that to make people ill, intentionally.”

Police say the suspect also spat on a male employee during an argument at the same Di Bruno Bros. on Saturday.

CBS3’s Matt Petrillo and Greg Argos contributed to this report.
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Los Angeles Housing Authority Receives $35 Million Federal Grant For Watts Housing

The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant from the United States Department of Housing will support with HACLA calls the "Watts Rising Transformation Plan," which includes the redevelopment of 700 public housing units at Jordan Downs into 1,569 units.

Los Angeles Housing Authority Receives $35 Million Federal Grant For Watts Housing

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it had received a $35 million federal grant to create more affordable housing in the Watts neighborhood.

“Watts in the 1960s was synonymous with unrest,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday in his daily coronavirus briefing. “For decades [the neighborhood] has waited for investment, new affordable housing, commercial spaces, restaurants.”

The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant from the United States Department of Housing will support with HACLA calls the “Watts Rising Transformation Plan,” which includes the redevelopment of 700 public housing units at Jordan Downs into 1,569 units.

“At a moment when so many of us are hurting, these federal dollars will help us assist the people of Los Angeles who live in and around the Watts community,” Garcetti said. “Now we asked for this money long before COVID-19, and we received the money separate from the crisis, but it really came at the exact right time for exactly the right place.”

HACLA officials said the funds were leveraged by $685 million in private, local and state resources.

The federal funding will build on the authority’s Transformative Climate Communities grant from the state used to invest in community health, jobs and entrepreneurism.

HACLA provides affordable housing to over 83,000 households in its public housing and Section 8 departments throughout the city.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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