Two women in Orlando, Florida, disguised themselves as senior citizens in an ultimately failed bid to jump the line for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The pair — aged 34 and 44 — were just moments away from receiving their second coronavirus shots at the Orange County Convention Center on Wednesday when vaccinators spotted something off about their appearances.
They “came dressed up as grannies,” Raul Pino, the health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said during his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.
“The bonnets, the gloves, the glasses, the whole thing,” he added.
Police discovered that the dates of birth listed on the women’s IDs did not match the ones they’d used to register for the jabs, Fox 35 Orlando reported. It’s unclear if the women were similarly disguised when they received their first shots, if they did at all.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Orange County Sheriff’s Office issued trespass warnings to the women, Click Orlando reported.
Watch Pino’s comments starting at the 38-minute mark here:
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