Man Hoarded Enough Supplies To 'Outfit An Entire Hospital,' Coughs On FBI Agents

Holly Matkin

Baruch Feldheim was selling respirators and personal protection equipment to doctors and nurses at 700 percent markups.

Brooklyn, NY – A man who was hoarding respirators, personal protection equipment and disinfecting items and selling them to nurses and doctors at outrageously-inflated prices was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Sunday.

Baruch Feldheim, 43, claimed he was infected with the novel coronavirus as he coughed on the agents who came to arrest him at his Borough Park home, the New York Post reported.

According to police, Feldheim allegedly sold 1,000 N95 respirator masks to a New Jersey doctor at an approximately 700 markup on March 18.

He pocketed $12,000 in the deal.

Feldheim told the doctor to go to a vehicle repair shop in Irvington, New Jersey, to pick up supplies the doctor had ordered, the New York Post reported.

The doctor told investigators that the suspect had enough surgical supplies, chemical cleaning agents, Clorox wipes, and hand sanitizers at the shop “to outfit an entire hospital,” according to police.

On March 23, Feldheim allegedly tried to sell surgical gowns to a nurse from the stockpile he had stored at his home.

A massive shipment of approximately eight pallets of face masks was delivered at his residence on March 25, and FBI agents soon spotted empty N95 mask boxes outside the home, the New York Post reported.

The agents began watching Feldheim’s residence, and noticed that people kept showing up and leaving with boxes and bags of suspected medical supplies.

They confronted the alleged price-gouging hoarder outside his home on Sunday, the New York Post reported.

“When the agents were within four to five feet of him, Feldheim allegedly coughed in their direction without covering his mouth,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release. “At that point, Feldheim told the FBI agents that that he had the Coronavirus.”

He also claimed that he worked for a company that bought and sold personal protective equipment, and said he never personally had the items in his possession – all of which investigators said was a lie.

Feldheim was arrested on charges of making false statements and assault.

He faces up to six years in prison and fines of up to $350,000 if convicted, according to WNBC.

After he was taken into custody, the FBI searched a warehouse in Linden, New Jersey and located approximately 80,000 N95 masks, the New York Post reported.

On March 25, the federal government issued an executive order banning citizens from hoarding the medical and personal protection equipment that doctors and nurses need in order to help slow the spread of the pandemic, BuzzFeed News reported.

Comments (108)
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Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Scum.throw the book at this pos..he is trash

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Critical events bring out the best...and the worst...of people. May I suggest that as we face the next few weeks we focus on kindness and compassion - especially for our first responders, hospital staffs and labs working tirelessly for a solution. Be safe and in Prayer.

h1ghest_commdenom
h1ghest_commdenom

Why is there no picture of the selfish white man?

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Hang that S.O.B.!

Elder
Elder

I can't believe how greedy and hateful some people are

Nylady1717
Nylady1717

I hope the Feds release the evidence as quickly as this scumbag will be set free!!

DR226
DR226

Making false statements will most likely be tossed due to the fact that Comey, McCabe, Hillary, and the rest of the liars who've been trying to take down President Trump. Why do these people think they're above the law? But this POS should do some time for being an asshole.

Gramercy
Gramercy

This was New York? Where supplies are desperately needed, according to its governor? Hard for me to fathom how people think, act and work..for this man, MONEY seems to be the faithful factor. Nice to know that "in the end"..his soul may lose it all!

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

i bet the feds stole his stash too!

vwiles34
vwiles34

Hope they do like they did the two brothers in TN who had hoarded hand sanitizer to sell at jacked up prices. And make him donate all the stuff he stockpiled losing the money he spent buying them. And still charge him with price gouging.

Rob56
Rob56

whatdid this guy know and when did he know it ?

Tbella31
Tbella31

It's Trumps fault?? Ok. I'm pretty sure in 2015 someone who wasnt a medical expert named Bill Gates, said we should get supplies ready so were ready for a pandemic. And Trump wasnt president. No previous presidents had anything ready in case of something like this. New Yorks brilliant gov has people dying cause even after this hit the US, he told his citizens to go out like they normally would. Go to MOVIE THEATERS, go celebrate Chinese NY-with a bunch of people who likely just fled CHINA and the virus there. He never closed the subways. Trump closed our borders, and what were ur democrats saying then? "That's xenophobic. He cant do that." Quit blaming Trump. Hes been in office for 3 yrs and done nothing but good for Americans, unlike the lifetime politicians who want to keep America down and broke. Go look at all the BS the democrats tried to hide in the Stimulus bill. They could care less about Americans during this pandemic

29 Replies

Quasar704
Quasar704

ok.... So apparently you’ve never heard of NSC pandemic response team have you? I’m neither pro nor anti-Trump, but the FACT of the matter is the man terminated the viral pandemic response team that another president had in place to deal with something like this.😐

LynnSB
LynnSB

Damn well said

flybynight
flybynight

So I see you took delivery of the George $oro$ funded pro model excuse machine. Made in China know doubt.

Quasar704
Quasar704

??? I have no idea what you’re trying to convey. I don’t think you do either weirdo😂😂😂

flybynight
flybynight

"I have no idea what you’re trying to convey" It's ok crazy, everyone on here knows what I'm conveying. The fact that you don't (so you claim) only makes it that much funnier.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Kevcali
Kevcali

What have you been smoking? Trump closed the institutions that would have been preparing the country for this. Just more fake news, do you work for this administration?

MamaD79
MamaD79

Damn, I needed that laugh!!!!!!!

MamaD79
MamaD79

Well said!!!!

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Post up your source where he terminated the entire team please. I will post what I found.
What Happened with the NSC Team?
As we explained in a March 3 story, the administration did eliminate a key position at the NSC but that doesn’t mean the entire “team” was “fired,”

Quasar704
Quasar704

You're so fucking LONELY lmaooo... There was nothing even close to funny about that weirdo's response. You pathetic, losers banding together in efforts to engage in keyboard combat with me is outright hilarious though.

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Snopes? Fucking Snopes is your go-to? Snopes is a fucking joke just like you, you fucking moron. And yes, you have an obligation.

flybynight
flybynight

Crazy704 made a funny. "Keyboard combat"
Hahahahaha hahaha hahaha hahahaha hahahaha. He wins a free bowl of bat soup.

Quasar704
Quasar704

So predictable..... Just cross reference the information given to you in the article you simple minded fuck. Your dumb ass is just looking for an article that says "no Trump didn't do it", instead of doing an actual FACT CHECK you pea brained klansman.

Now please.... Enlighten me on my "obligation" to appease you cross burner? What gives you this idea?

flybynight
flybynight

Just junior ghetto thugs with keyboards with no ability to rationalize or see facts. It's the leftest agenda plain and simple. I guess the bright side is they well dwell on the democrat plantation their entire miserable lives. Oh well.

Quasar704
Quasar704

“LeftIst” smfh.... Speaking of “facts”... It’s “FACT” that the same article the moron posted clearly states the NSC pandemic team has indeed been eliminated you idiot. If you fucking degenerates would simply READ you would know this.

Quasar704
Quasar704

Then.... To make matters even worse... The article YOU posted states clear as day that the NSC response team was indeed "DISBANDED' you fucking IDIOT lmaoooo

"Connolly asked Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a March 11 hearing whether it was a “mistake” to “dismantle” the office in the NSC devoted to global health and security. Fauci responded: “I wouldn’t necessarily characterize it as a mistake. I would say we worked very well with that office. It would be nice if the office was still there.”

We take no position on whether it was a mistake or not to eliminate the global health security post or restructure the NSC team. But it’s wrong for Democrats to cite Trump’s remarks about “some of the people we cut” as proof that he “lied” about not knowing what happened to the NSC team."*

I know you struggle with reading and comprehension, but it's written clear as day in that article that the office no longer exists. The media source that did the fact check acknowledges that it no longer exists.... They stated clear as day that the office has been "ELIMINATED" yet they are not taking a position on whether it was a mistake or not genius. You're so thirsty to "seem" intelligent that you're proving you're NOT.... Not even a lil bit

flybynight
flybynight

Oh please you keyboard fairy!!

Quasar704
Quasar704

😂😂😭😭😭 YO! How fucking RETARDED are you? The original statement was

“no president had anything in place to deal with something like this”.

The reality is OBAMA had a PANDEMIC response team in place. The very title of the article YOU posted states CLEAR AS DAY “The pandemic response team was DISSOLVED”... The “PANDEMIC RESPONSE TEAM” does not exist anymore you fucking moron😂😂😂😂.

flybynight
flybynight

"You're so fucking LONELY"
Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha If his comment about "keyboard combat" isn't corny and childish enough he adds to the screw up by misspelling looney. He is the complete Looney tune himself . hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Quasar704
Quasar704

Yea... The crack you smoke is among the most potent in existence 😂😂😂😂. Use your context clues and figure out if I meant “looney” Einstein.

flybynight
flybynight

Well what do you think I did? I guess any excuse is better than none. You're an embarrassment to the tribe 13ers.

PS thanks for the emoji, at least you got that right.

Quasar704
Quasar704

Soooo... Let me get this straight. You claim to have used your context clues yet... You STILL came to the conclusion that “looney” makes more sense than “lonely” when the topic of the statement is highlighting the need of that old ass lady to fit in with some racist scumbags trolling the internet?

You just admitted you don’t comprehend well “😂😂😭😭😭💀💀💀”

flybynight
flybynight

Like I said, you keep me rolling on the floor.

JohDia01
JohDia01

Shut the fuck up you ignorant pussy!!! For Christ sake! You lose! Trump is President so no matter how you put anything, your the fucking loser!!! TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, YOU ARE A LOSER NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY OR DO HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!

Quasar704
Quasar704

Take your meds keyboard commando

Quasar704
Quasar704

😂😂😂😂 yea... I bet

flybynight
flybynight

You win that bet!!

Fubar66
Fubar66

I'm betting he plea bargains down to a slap on the wrist in exchange for donating the stashed supplies to a local hospital. ;-)

Vinman92
Vinman92

That all makes sense. However it's not any different than hospitals marking up surgery and inpatient prescriptions - same % markup and no one does or says anything.

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

You knew he had to look like Kazinski.

Patriot 345
Patriot 345

You are such a partison liar. Blame your Democrat mayor and governor for being asleep at the wheel. It is their responsibility to tend to their brainwashed zombies. Idiot

Quasar704
Quasar704

“Usual suspect”?

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a idiot

Gunnersbumpa
Gunnersbumpa

Just put him in general population and let some people know what he did, he'll get true judgement and we won't have to pay court costs.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

It was a non-violent crime that took planning. Of course it was a white guy.

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

So he coughed on the FBI agents so they should sue him for endangerment by trying to give someone an infectious disease.

Buzzard
Buzzard

Okay, yes this guy is an asshole but the feds aren't any better. Shop on Amazon for these supplies and find out they are all being held for the feds/hospitals.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

If they don't convict to the ultimate maximum you will see this kind of thing run rampant. This judgment will set the presidents of future cases.

DeeBlue
DeeBlue

Stop watching CNN, all they do is make up fake news to destroy President Trump....You all going to have to handle him for another four more years....so get ready the ride is going to be long and painful for people like you.
#TRUMP2020

DeeBlue
DeeBlue

Of course typical DEMOCRAT....
get ready 4 more years
#TRUMP2020

dusty103
dusty103

How does a civilian idiot get a hold of hospital supplies? This is apparently a national problem no one considered. Hospital supplies should be restricted for hospitals first, not greedy idiots.

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

Yes, throw the book at him. He obtained the masks with fraudulent intent then gouged doctors on the price. The doctors themselves may bare some responsibility here too, but that's to be found out another day. The poor "cops" doing their job may be the ones who pay the steepest price. Asshole.

2ezas
2ezas

I agree but disagree to an extent. If he legally purchased them, should it be criminal to sell at a profit? What should be the legal profit margin?

Now that it is a worldwide pandemic, he should just sell them at cost 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

Makes you wonder who else is hoarding & ripping people off. Can’t find shot at the store 😷🧻🧻🥘🥘