ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released body cam video on Friday of the moment two women dressed up as “grannies” were issued trespass warnings by deputies from the Orange County Convention Center for attempting to get a second shot of the COVID-19 vaccination.
“You’ve got to wait your turn,” a deputy on the scene told the women.
“You’re lucky you’re not getting arrested right now.”
The two women, identified as 34-year-old Martha Monroy and 44-year-old Olga Monroy-Ramirez, were dressed up as “grannies,” complete with bonnets and gloves, in an effort to pass as elderly women old enough to get their second COVID-19 vaccine at the Orange County Convention Center, health officials said during a news conference Thursday.
“You know what you’ve done? You’ve stolen a vaccine from somebody who needs it more than you,” a deputy said.
Deputies said they were called to the site on Wednesday around 10:20 a.m. and were asked to issue trespass warnings to the two women.
Deputies said no other law enforcement action was taken, but the women’s names were flagged within a federal database. If they show up to the Convention Center again, deputies said they will be arrested.
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The two women had valid vaccine cards from their first shot, but were denied their second shot while posing as elderly women due to issues with their ID cards, Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino said.
There’s now an ongoing investigation into how they got their first shots.
Pino said two other people have been given trespass warnings in the vaccination line.
“There was another individual that had the same name of his father, came with a card, but different birthday,” Pino said. “But you know, we have access to a lot of information. So we can quickly verify who is who.”
Pino said they’ve had to drastically increase security at the Convention Center site because people are taking desperate measures to get a shot.