A man is being sought by police after allegedly giving customers hugs and telling them they have coronavirus at a Walmart in Massachusetts.
The incident took place at 7:10pm on Aug. 15, according to the Springfield Police Department.
The suspect went up to a victim and took an item out of his hand before giving him a hug, police said in a post of Facebook.
"Just giving you a Covid hug. You now have Covid,” the man allegedly said before laughing and walking away.
Police said that the victim of the “COVID hug” is a cancer survivor and had never seen the man before.
The suspect had allegedly done this to other customers as well.
A still image from security footage shows the suspect walking through the store wearing a black t-shirt, camo cargo shorts, black sneakers and a black face mask.
The Springfield Police Detective Bureau ask that anyone with info on the suspect or incident get in touch.