Man in Walmart gives customers hugs and tells them they now have Covid-19

Police are looking for a man who approached a Walmart customer in Massachusetts to give a "Covid hug." By Madeline Holcombe, CNN

(CNN) -- Springfield police are looking for a man who allegedly gave a Walmart shopper a "Covid hug."

The police department in Massachusetts said the incident took place at a Walmart on August 15 around 7:10 p.m.

The suspect, whom the victim had never seen before, took an item out of his hand and then gave him a hug.

"Just giving you a Covid hug. You now have Covid," the suspect said before laughing and walking away, according to the Springfield Police Department.

The victim is a cancer survivor, the police department said, adding that the suspect did the same thing to several other customers.

The department is asking that anyone with information contact the detective bureau.

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