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Former Vice President Joe Biden Spotted At St. Croix Convenience Store

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix substitute school teacher bumped into American royalty in a local grocery store late Wednesday afternoon.

Tedd Wallace, a Michigan native who lives part-time in St. Croix, said he ran into former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at Seaside Market & Deli in Mount Welcome about 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wallace, 67, said Biden and his wife had just gotten off a airplane flight to St. Croix and were getting a few essentials at the popular convenience store near Gallows Bay.

Biden, 76, was nice enough to step out of line and pose for a selfie with him, Wallace told the Virgin Islands Free Press.

“He said: ‘OK, we can do this. Let’s do this,'” Wallace recalled.

Wallace said he forgot his cell phone in the car and Biden allowed him to go to the car and retrieve so he could come back and see the picture you see now.

Observers said the No. 2 man to former President Barack Obama (2009 to 2017) bought Prego spaghetti sauce while he was there.

Wallace is the former mayor of South Lyon, Michigan and teaches at St. Mary’s School and Good Hope Country Day School.

This is the Biden’s seventh visit to St. Croix since 2011 and his second visit here this year.

CELEBRITY MAGNET: Former South Lyon Mayor Tedd Wallace poses with former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Glen Rice in Romulus, Michigan. Rice’s wife is from Cuba.
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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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