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Crime Coronavirus Facebook Live video at NC Walmart leads to arrest for perpetrating hoax

17:40  23 march  2020
17:40  23 march  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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North Carolina police say a man has been arrested and charged with shooting a Facebook Live video at a Walmart in which he lied about having the Mugshot for Justin Rhodes (Albemarle Police Department in North Carolina ). “Definitely tested positive for coronavirus ," Rhodes is seen saying in

Charlotte NC . 7 hrs ·. Justin was charged with Felony Perpetrating hoax in a Public Building and Disorderly Conduct This past week a Charlotte-area man was arrested for going live on Facebook inside of a Walmart claiming to have the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

North Carolina police say a man has been arrested and charged with filming a Facebook Live video at a Walmart in which he lied about having the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Facebook Live video at NC Walmart leads to arrest for perpetrating hoax © James C Hooper/Moment RF/Getty Images Coronavirus Facebook Live video at NC Walmart leads to arrest for perpetrating hoax

Justin Rhodes was charged with felony perpetrating hoax in a public building and disorderly conduct, Albemarle police said.

Rhodes shot the video at the Walmart in Albemarle Wednesday, WRAL-TV reported. He was arrested Friday.

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“Definitely tested positive for coronavirus," Rhodes is seen saying in the video aired by the station. "Definitely was asked to self-quarantine for 14 to 21 days.”

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A video of a North Carolina man claiming he had COVID-19 and touching things in a local store was circulating on Facebook . Officers said Rhodes did a Facebook Live video from inside the Albermarle Walmart on Police said he didn’t have the coronavirus , and his claims were a hoax .

Justin was charged with Felony Perpetrating hoax in a Public Building and Disorderly Conduct This past week a Charlotte-area man was arrested for going live on Facebook inside of a Walmart claiming to have the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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"My throats a little scratchy, but other than that I'm not coughing."

He continued to talk and as you can imagine was freaking out a lot of people, the station reported.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Albermarle police said they had verified with Stanly County health officials that no one in the county had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Rhodes received a $10,000 bond. He has a March 30 court date.

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