Yeah, that’s a new term. COVID-idiot.  According to reporting by, a Massachusetts resident, Christopher Zielinski, spat at an officer while in the back of a squad car after his arrest for DUI.  After the spitting incident, he told officers that he had recently tested positive for COVID-19.  Fortunately, Zielinski’s claim that he had COVID-19 was false. Not only did Zielinski spit at an officer, but he was also in possession of a knife when arrested and caused quite a ruckus to the interior of the booking room while being held at the station.

According to, he was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, resisting arrest, assault by a prisoner, simple assault, felony criminal mischief, and a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.  Yup, he was already a convicted felon before this incident. I have to admire the arresting officers for their calm professionalism. If someone spits on me, I don’t think I could handle it.  Zielinski was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for evaluation and testing and then was taken to Rockingham County House of Corrections according to  He is currently being held without bail pending his arraignment.


I’m very glad he tested negative for COVID-19 but what if he didn’t?  I hope this knucklehead is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Officers are stressed enough right now; they don’t need this kind of aggravation.  There should be separate charges for claiming to have COVID and spitting on people. He wasn’t from Hampton so stay in Massachusetts if you are going to act like a fool in my state.  I had a really good time enjoying North Hampton State Beach last week. It was very easy to keep my distance and it wasn’t crowded at all.  Let’s keep it that way.

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