Man charged with terrorism for licking supermarket shelves to mock coronavirus

Man charged with terrorism for licking supermarket shelves to mock coronavirus

March 26, 2020 95

A US man has been charged with making a terrorism threat after allegedly filming himself licking items in a supermarket saying ‘Who’s afraid of coronavirus?’

Cody Pfister, 26, was arrested after a video of him mocking the disease, which has put the entire world on lockdown, sparked outrage around the globe. Footage from a Walmart in Warrenton, Missiouri, shows the suspect taking off a face mask and running his tongue along items on the shelf while looking at the camera. An on-screen caption reads: ‘I’m a nasty moths f***er’. Authorities in Warrenton said they received complaints from people as far away as the Netherlands, Ireland and UK, helping them track the culprit down.  

Court documents say Pfister ‘knowingly caused a false belief or fear that a condition involving danger to life existed’ and accused him of acting with ‘reckless disregard of the risk causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion’, according to local media.


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