/ Modified mar 25, 2020 11:08 a.m.

Tucson coronavirus test kit case wasn't a burglary

The perceived audacity of the presumed crime drew outrage and national coverage.

The case of nearly 20 missing COVID-19 test kits that seemed to be gone last week in Southern Arizona had a happy ending.

Tucson police say the man caught on surveillance camera taking the test kits was actually a third-party delivery driver for a company arranging to pick them up.

The tests were accidentally left out next to other deliveries that were slated to be taken to Sonora Quest Laboratories.

The perceived audacity of the presumed crime drew national coverage to Tucson and outrage.

Fronteras Desk
Fronteras Desk is a KJZZ project covering important stories in an expanse stretching from Northern Arizona deep into northwestern Mexico.
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