Man Arrested For Hoarding Masks and Coughing On FBI Agents


  • A man from Brooklyn, New York was arrested for hoarding N95 masks and coughing on FBI agents.
  • He is also suspected of selling medical supplies at an increased price, with a markup of roughly 700 percent.
  • When asked about the hoarding, he allegedly lied to the agents saying that the company he worked for buys and sells PPEs.

Forty-three-year-old Baruch Feldheim from Brooklyn, New York who was being investigated for hoarding medical supplies such as N95 masks, claimed that he has the novel coronavirus. He coughed on the FBI agents who are investigating him, according to the US Attorney’s Office on Monday, March 30.

Because of this, Feldheim is now facing assault charges and making false statements to the FBI last Sunday outside his home in Borough Park. He presumably stored large amounts of N95 respirator masks in his house, to sell for an increased price.

On March 18, Feldheim was suspected of selling around 1,000 masks for $12,000 to a doctor from New Jersey. This is a markup of about 700 percent, say authorities. Hence, he was accused of price-gouging.

Furthermore, Feldheim instructed another doctor to go to an auto repair shop in Irvington, New Jersey to pick up his order. This is where the doctor called the investigators to report about the accused fraudster’s allegedly hoarding of medical supplies that are enough “to outfit an entire hospital.”

Chemical cleaning supply agents, hand sanitizers, Clorox wipes, and surgical supplies are the other items Feldheim is accused of hoarding.

On Sunday, the FBI saw on “multiple instances” a lot of people going to Feldheim’s house and walking away with what was assumed as medical supplies.

Come Monday, the accused was offering surgical gowns to a nurse, pushing her to buy. Then two days after, a huge shipment of around eight pallets of face masks was sent to his home.

The FBI raided his house and found some empty boxes of N95 masks just outside the house.

When the FBI agents came to his house to confront him, the US attorney’s release said that “when the agents were within four to five feet of him, Feldheim allegedly coughed in their direction without covering his mouth. At that point, Feldheim told the FBI agents that he had the Coronavirus.”

Asked about the hoarding, Feldheim allegedly lied to the agents saying that the company he worked for, bought and sold PPEs. He also added that he never took physical custody of the medical supplies.

Source: New York Post

One thought on “Man Arrested For Hoarding Masks and Coughing On FBI Agents

  1. He should have horded whores like the Thai king instead. Baruch Feldheim from Brooklyn. What else?

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