Lenka Koloma Biography – Lenka Koloma Wiki
Lenka Koloma is a woman from a discredited anti-mask “agency” was caught on camera falsely informing a California grocery store worker that she could be sued — or go to jail — for requiring customers to wear the protective face gear, according to a report.
Sporting a badge and holding a clipboard, Lenka Koloma — founding member of the so-called Freedom To Breathe Agency— is shown relaying the bogus claim to store supervisor Liz Chavez at a health food shop in Orange County.
A viral video of people purporting to be affiliated with the so-called “Freedom to Breathe Agency” (FTBA) has been viewed several million times since being cross-posted from TikTok to Twitter on Friday.
“We are with FTBA, the Freedom to Breathe Agency,” a woman wearing a white baseball cap and sunglasses tells a grocery store worker in Laguna Niguel, California, “Making sure that people’s constitutional rights–civil and federal laws–are not broken. Okay? And so you, personally, need to take this to your manager. Because you, personally, can be sued for this, okay?”
The employee asks the question: “I just follow the shop policy on masks.”
The woman, who has acted as a federal agent ever since, was identified in a Change.org petition as “detox” maven and spiritualist Lenka Koloma, who called for a lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission. Koloma was previously reported by ABC News as the “founder” of the FTBA at the end of June.
Koloma continues to argue that the worker’s wages are not worth the legal liability (nonexistent) effort to wear a mask.
“You’re probably paying $ 15 an hour or $ 12 an hour, but you’re putting yourself under a huge legal liability,” says the recording, as he speaks out his disdain for salary shaming. You personally, okay?
The worker walks away, arousing interest and rolling his eyes.
“You have to be careful!” Koloma insists the video ends.
But besides the vulgar and factual wrongdoing, what Koloma and his accomplice did seem to violate federal law.
“It’s a crime and these people need to be sued,” said Renato Mariotti, former US Attorney General for Illinois, on Twitter.
Mariotti doesn’t appear to be off-base here.
The law on point here–18 U.S.C. §1912–reads, in full:
Whoever falsely assumes or pretends to be an officer or employee acting under the authority of the United States or any department, agency or officer thereof, and acts as such, or in such pretended character demands or obtains any money, paper, document, or thing of value, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
It is presently unclear if any such investigation has been initiated.
Chavez added, “They weren’t there to shop…They honestly were probably just waiting for somebody to come up to them and ask them to wear a mask so they could do this.”
Koloma also said she and a woman she entered the store with “both have medical, health conditions and also religious beliefs that do not allow us to wear a mask,” according to the report.
The Freedom To Breathe Agency has drawn attention for its stunts in the past, prompting a warning from the Department of Justice in June over its fraudulent face mask fliers. The group had been distributing phony “face mask exempt” cards, claiming holders could skirt store rules “under the Americans with Disability Act.” The distributed fliers misspelled Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
On Saturday, the video had raked in more than 1.2 million views on TikTok, and more on Twitter.