Anti-vaxxer charged for stealing COVID-19 vaccine doses, Minnesota authorities say

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May. 17 2021, Published 6:15 p.m. ET

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An anti-vaxxer who videotaped himself stealing COVID-19 vaccine vials has now been criminally charged, police said.

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Thomas Edward Humphrey, 32, from St. Paul, Minnesota, faces charges of misdemeanor theft, disorderly conduct and driving after revocation, said TwinCities.com. He was allegedly mailed the citation on May 13.

Humphrey’s social media posts from May 4 showed him driving to an Allina Health site for a vaccine and taking a vial that contained several doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, according to the report. 

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He then yelled at people about how the vaccine was going to kill them, and left before police arrived, according to TwinCities.com.

Humphrey considers himself a sovereign citizen and touts his involvement with an anti-government group.

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He recorded the theft on his phone, and pulled over a similar theft the next day at a CVS Pharmacy. The videos generated hundreds of comments on his Facebook page, which has nearly 26,000 followers, according to TwinCities.com.

On May 10, the posts were either deleted or made non-public. However, officers were able to watch them before they were taken down.

The COVID-19 vaccines have been proven safe and are approved by the FDA. 

A misdemeanor conviction carries a maximum of 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

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