Man accused of stealing hospital coronavirus sample rearrested in Northern California

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 15:21:37-04

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A homeless man accused of stealing a coronavirus test sample from a Northern California hospital has been rearrested days after he was released from jail under COVID-19 bail changes.

Yolo County prosecutors say Shaun Moore was released on zero bail after his arrest earlier this month for allegedly stealing the sample from a hospital in Davis.

That's under state rules that aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 by keeping low-level offenders out of jail.

Authorities say Moore was rearrested on April 20 and accused of petty theft and misdemeanor sexual battery. It's unclear whether he has an attorney.