The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office said the phony letter was designed to appear to have originated from the Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: UPDATE: 2 Men Shot Outside South Bay High School Football Playoff Game
“Further investigation of this incident by the Danville Police Department has determined that the COVID-19 notice was put on the door by a member of the household as a prank,” said Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs.READ MORE: COVID: Expert Says New Omicron Coronavirus Variant Likely Already in U.S.
The letter was titled, “Notice to Cease and Desist for Specific Activity” and said the reason was “non-essential construction activity,” referencing activities or businesses not allowed during the current shelter-at-home public health order because of the coronavirus pandemic. It warned of fines of $5,000 per day per violation.MORE NEWS: COVID: Highly Contagious Omicron Variant Prompts New Travel Restrictions
No word on whether the prankster will be facing any charges for the incident.