The East Earl Township Police Department charged Rene L. Simonini of Elverson with Harassment and Disorderly Conduct, both are summary violations. It is alleged that on April 2, 2020 at around 8:25 AM, Simonini cut the deli line at the Shady Maple Farm Market, located at 1324 Main Street. After cutting the line, she allegedly yelled and cursed at customers in her vicinity and accused them of not maintaining "social distancing" guidelines. When confronted by another customer, Simonini allegedly slapped the other customer and quickly left the store. Citations were filed on April 3, 2020, charging Simonini with Harassment and Disorderly Conduct.
Simonini is presumed innocent.