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St. Pete Man Allows People to Smell His Armpit as an Alternative Form of COVID Testing

Central Ave Pits

Around the 16th block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, you can see a line of about 30 – 40 people, adhering to appropriate social distancing standards, all waiting to smell Roger Robinson’s armpit. 

“Well, the lines at the drive-through state sanctioned testing facilities have gotten out of control, I wanted to give people another option.” 

As one of the popular symptoms of Corona Virus is loss of smell, Robinson explains that he can test for the virus by allowing people to smell his armpit. He charges $15 per test, but you can add an additional $12 to lick his armpits, as another symptom is loss of taste. One of the benefits of this testing method is that it provides instant results, as opposed to waiting up to two weeks to be processed in a lab. 

“I really go for the full effect,” Robinson says. “Before I get out there, I run 4 miles, eat a raw onion, plus, I haven’t showered in 2 weeks.” 

If you’d like to get tested, you can find Robinson on the 16th block of Central Avenue 8am – 7pm Monday through Friday… plus whenever else he “feels like sweating (his) balls off in the Florida heat for YOU.” 

Robinson is a true patriot and a local hero.

Shellie H

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  1. Avatar wilbur on June 30, 2020 at 9:39 am

    that’s gross but i waited in line for 6 hours and someone swabbed me two feet up the nose.
    i think i have brain damage.