MUST LISTEN: Caller Claims COVID Coverage Fake, Spews Profanities

Florida News

BOCA RATON, FL ( — A caller from a New Jersey telephone number (area code 551 with prefix 241) sure doesn’t like’s coverage of all things COVID-19. His profanity-laced voicemail to us makes that clear.

Welcome to the latest edition of “COVID-19 Deniers, Boca Edition.”

When we reported Friday on Miami-Dade County’s order to shut down all beaches in that county for the July 4th holiday weekend, we included a photo from the official Boca Raton Beach Cam showing a not insignificant crowd on a Boca beach at one point on May 22, 2020. The relevance: it was — and is — unclear if Palm Beach County will follow Miami-Dade’s lead and shut down beaches here for the holiday weekend.

The caller claims the photo is fake because he was there. He doesn’t say whether he was actually on the beach in question, or why a public beach webcam — of which there are many — would be faking crowds, but he sure makes his feelings known in that special “I’m from New Jersey now living in Boca sort of way.”

Listen to the message. We warn you if you are listening in front of children: it gets graphic around the 30 second mark.



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