David Hritcu, General Manager of Timber’s Seafood And Steakhouse in Ludington, Michigan was forced to shut down his business just a short time after reopening to the public after a busboy falsely claimed to have Covid-19. David is also a Cape Coral resident for 8 months out of the year. He made national headlines over this ordeal.
After the false claim was made, David Hritcu had to make the difficult decision to close down on one of the busiest weekends of the year. A wedding party was also scheduled for that weekend.
The busboy had his father, who was actually just his friend pretending to be his father, call in to make the false Covid claim.
“It was heartbreaking,” says David Hritcu, “I worried about my staff. I worried about, well now do I have Covid now?”
He also said, “He doesn’t know what he did and I feel terrible for him because this is a young kid that made a mistake, but this is now a police matter.”
The business was forced to shut down and they lost out on thousands of dollars and each employee had to be tested for the virus.