Man Accused of Licking Walmart Deodorants Charged with Making Terrorist Threat

Man who filmed himself licking supermarket products arrested and charged with 'making terrorist threat'

A man has been arrested on terror charges after filming himself licking products in a supermarket and asking, "Who's afraid of coronavirus?".

A video posted on social media shows a man saying to the camera, "Who's scared of the coronavirus?"

The newspaper says court documents identified him Tuesday as 26-year-old Cody Lee Pfister, of Warrenton.

The Warrenton Police Department said in a Facebook post that it received calls from local residents, as well as people overseas in the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom, to report the video.

A New Jersey man was charged with making a terroristic threat and harassment after he was alleged to have purposely coughed on a Wegmans grocery store employee and said he had the coronavirus.

The footage garnered both local and worldwide complaints, including some from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Ireland, Warrenton police said. "Don't touch your mouth" before licking a row of deodorants on the store shelf.

It is believed the video was recorded on March 11 at the Warrenton Walmart store, according to court records.

Pfister's tongue appeared to touch several products during the quick video, which included the caption: "I'm a nasty moths f-ker!"

Pfister has officially been charged with making a terrorist threat due to his reckless behaviour.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says COVID-19, the infectious respiratory disease that is caused by the novel coronavirus, is believed to mainly spread person-to-person and from droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

After the video was posted, many disgusted people responded to the video calling for the man to be identified and "locked up".

(@WeAreAPW), where it has since amassed over 4.3 million views.

Per John Hopkins University, the USA now has 55,225 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and a death toll of 802.



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