0 Followers

Missouri man arrested for licking items at Walmart to mock coronavirus fears

March 25, 2020
21 Views

A 26-year-old Missouri man seen in a social media video licking items at a Walmart to mock fears of the coronavirus pandemic was arrested and charged with terrorist threats.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Cody Lee Pfister posted a video of himself licking deodorants at the Warrenton store on March 11, according to court documents. As he wiped his tongue across the packages he asked, "Who's scared of coronavirus," according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.” data-reactid=”13″>Cody Lee Pfister posted a video of himself licking deodorants at the Warrenton store on March 11, according to court documents. As he wiped his tongue across the packages he asked, “Who’s scared of coronavirus,” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Cody Pfister. (Warren Police)Cody Pfister. (Warren Police)
Cody Pfister. (Warren Police)

Pfister was arrested on Monday.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The City of Warrenton Police Department in a Facebook post that said it received calls from local residents as well as people overseas in the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom to report the video.” data-reactid=”26″>The City of Warrenton Police Department in a Facebook post that said it received calls from local residents as well as people overseas in the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom to report the video.

“We take this incident very seriously especially with this infectious disease and the state that the country is in,” Lt. Justin Unger told NBC News. “We take these things seriously to protect our community.”

A criminal complaint states that Pfister “knowingly caused a false belief or fear that a condition involving danger to life existed” by posting the video online. He appeared in court on Wednesday and is due back in May.

An attorney for Pfister could not immediately be reached.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A New Jersey man was charged with making a terroristic threat and harassment after he allegedly purposely coughed on a Wegmans grocery store employee and said he had the coronavirus.” data-reactid=”30″>A New Jersey man was charged with making a terroristic threat and harassment after he allegedly purposely coughed on a Wegmans grocery store employee and said he had the coronavirus.

New Jersey’s attorney general said George Falcone, 50, was asked by the employee to step back but instead he leaned forward and coughed in the worker’s face. Falcone then laughed and said he had been infected with the virus, the attorney general said.

You may be interested

Stay at home, Russia's Orthodox Church head tells worshippers
News
2 views
News
2 views

Stay at home, Russia's Orthodox Church head tells worshippers

admin - March 29, 2020

FILE PHOTO: Women with protective masks walk across Red Square in MoscowMoreMOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Russia's Orthodox Church…

Venezuelan ex-general surrenders to US on drug trafficking charges
News
2 views
News
2 views

Venezuelan ex-general surrenders to US on drug trafficking charges

admin - March 29, 2020

Retired Venezuelan general Cliver Alcala turned himself in to US authorities in Colombia, prosecutors in Bogota said (AFP Photo/JUAN BARRETO)MoreBogota…

Tornado rips through Arkansas city
News
2 views
News
2 views

Tornado rips through Arkansas city

admin - March 29, 2020

A tornado moved through Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado made its way through…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.