Man Arrested After Posting Video Of Himself Licking Hygiene Products At Walmart
Warrenton, MO – A Missouri man was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat after he took a video of himself licking several items at a Walmart.
"Who's afraid of the coronavirus?" Cody Pfister said as he took the video and later posted to social media, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The man was in the aisle that sold deodorant when he licked several products on March 11, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The police released a statement when they took Pfister into custody.
"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 Warrenton Police Department said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "We take these complaints very seriously and would like to thank all of those who reported the video so the issue could be addressed."
According to documents, Pfister “knowingly caused a false belief or fear that a condition involving danger to life existed.”
Court documents also stated that he acted "with reckless disregard of the risk causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion" of that Walmart store, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Pfister, 26, was charged with a terroristic threat in the second degree, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Pfister has a criminal record. He pleaded guilty in 2013 to burglary and stealing a firearm. In 2016, Pfister pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. Then in 2018, he pleaded guilty do driving while intoxicated and was given probation. However, he violated his probation and was sent to jail, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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