Tenn. brothers clear stores of sanitizer products for resale

HIXSON, Tenn. — Two Tennessee brothers cleared stores shelves in two states of thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer and packs of antibacterial wipes in an elaborate plan to resell them for profit during the U.S. coronavirus outbreak.

Hand Sanitizer

An online retailers soon halted their sale and the state attorney general sent them a cease-and-desist letter.

The New York Times reports Matt and Noah Colvin of Hixson, Tennessee, are now stuck with a garage full of products, including 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer.

Matt Colvin says he’s now looking to donate the items.

He defended his initial plans to hoard products for profit, calling it a public service.

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