Missouri Man Charged with Terrorist Threat for Licking Items at Walmart

Nellie Chapman
March 26, 2020

A Missouri man who allegedly filmed himself licking a bunch of deodorant for sale at Walmart is now charged with making terrorist threats. "A local resident who took a video of themselves licking the merchandise after making a "Corona Virus" statement at Walmart and posting it to social media has been taken into custody", the statement reads.

Cody Pfister, 26, taunts in a video he later posted to social media.

"We are taking these complaints seriously and would like to thank everyone who reported the video so that the problem could be handled", police say said in a statement Monday while announcing the man's arrest.

"Don't touch your mouth", Pfister says after his disgusting deed. This particular video, which won't be shared here, has gained some worldwide attention and we have received numerous reports about the video from locals, nearby residents, as well as people from the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Charges are pending before the Warren County Attorney's office, but police have not identified the man or the charges he faces.

"This is of somebody in America, who went to a supermarket knowing the coronavirus is attacking everyone in the United States, and he did this and posted it online", he said on the ITV programme.

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Pfister is due back in court for a hearing on Wednesday.

The US Centers for Disease Control has warned that the coronavirus could stay on various surfaces for hours or days, meaning that people could become infected from touching an item that someone infected has touched.

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

Mr Pfister now resides in Missouri, where there have so far been 183 cases of coronavirus and six deaths.

While the trend does not appear to have taken off, the #coronaviruschallenge hashtag has nearly 100 million views on TikTok.

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