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Crime St. Louis-area man charged after police say he licked items at Walmart to make fun of COVID-19 fears

21:00  25 march  2020
21:00  25 march  2020 Source:   kmbc.com

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A Missouri man who took a video of himself licking merchandise while asking, “Who’s scared of coronavirus?” at a Walmart and posting it on social media has been taken into custody, the Warrenton Police Department said.

a store front at day: Walmart © Gene J. Puskar Walmart

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the video shows 26-year-old Cody Lee Pfister, of Warrenton, Missouri, asking, “Who’s scared of coronavirus?” before licking several sticks of deodorant.

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The Post-Dispatch said court documents reveal the alleged incident happened March 11 and that Pfister has been charged by the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with a second-degree count of making a terrorist threat.

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Police said the video has gained international attention.

“We have received numerous reports about the video from locals, nearby residents, as well as people from the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom,” the department said in a Facebook post. “We take these complaints very seriously and would like to thank all of those who reported the video so the issue could be addressed.”

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