11:01 AM PT — Here’s a look at the wannabe grannies — who’ve been ID’d as Olga Monroy-Ramirez and Martha Monroy — getting scolded by the authorities for their scheme … which looks like it was pretty half-baked.
The women seem very relieved to be getting off with just a warning, but were told if they try this again … they’ll be in much bigger trouble.
A couple of Florida women tried to pull off a “Bosom Buddies”-esque ruse — except they dressed up as old ladies — in order to get vaccinated … but it didn’t work, at least not this time.
According to Dr. Raul Pino — the health administrator for Orange County, FL — the 2 women showed up at a coronavirus vaccination site this week “dressed up as grannies” in an attempt to get a shot.
Pino says their get-ups included granny glasses, but the women were only 34 and 44 years old … and you have to be over 65 to be eligible for the COVID vaccine in the state.
Here’s the thing, though — Dr. Pino says the women presented valid Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cards indicating they HAD received their first vaccine doses, adding … “I don’t know how they escaped the first time.”
The health administrator claims there was another recent instance of a man trying to pretend to be his father of the same name in order to get a shot, and warned of people “faking it” in order to skip the line.
The 2 granny impersonators were not given the vaccine but were also not charged with any crime … though they might be issued trespass warnings.
Originally Published — 10:18 AM PT