Several people across the world, right from cops to celebrities, have been urging people to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously. Governments have put several states under lockdown as a preventive measure to avoid the deadly virus from spreading. However, all the pleas are falling on deaf ears when it comes to some youngsters. Forget about adhering to the precautionary norms, they are seen seeing mocking the deadly virus on social media.
And one among them is this 26-year-old lad from Warrenton, Missouri. In a video shared online earlier this month, Cody Pfister was seen licking toiletries at a Walmart. He also joked about the current situation and said, “Who’s scared of coronavirus,” reported Mail Online.
However, soon after people from across different countries complained about his bizarre act, the cops charged Cody with making a terror threat. He was reportedly arrested for ‘knowingly causing a false belief or fear that a condition involving danger to life existed.’
The Walmart coronavirus licker got arrested, charged with making a terrorist threat. He's going away for a long time.
Here's his mugshot. Cody Pfister. pic.twitter.com/zqSSLPR8fu
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 25, 2020
“We take this incident very seriously, especially with this infectious disease and the state that the country is in. We take these things seriously to protect our community,” Lt. Justin Unger told NBC News. FYI, Cody has previous convictions for burglary and theft.
The Warrenton Police Department in its Facebook post said:
A local resident who took a video of themselves licking the merchandise after making a "Corona Virus" statement at…
People online including TV presenter, Piers Morgan condemned his actions and said that he should be denied healthcare if he contracts coronavirus.
Find him, arrest him, imprison him, & deny him any healthcare if he gets the virus.
See how funny the disgusting little pr*ck finds it when his chest is collapsing & he can’t breathe. https://t.co/osWH8WOi2F
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 22, 2020
— Antifa Public Watch APW (@WeAreAPW) March 22, 2020
Arrest this domestic terrorist and charge him with a federal offense with serious fed time.
— sjgeiger (@sjgeiger3) March 23, 2020
OMG I’m so f###ing mad seeing this!! I hope he is found and locked away for a long time 😡
— julie (@julie198176) March 22, 2020
— Zubair Aslam (@ZedAslam) March 23, 2020
What is it with these young people? He needs to be punished for this and so should every other coughing and spitting at the older generation.
— Linzy Creber (@creber_linzy) March 22, 2020
And no respiratory care for him!
Slow death suffocating.
— MrPickle (@MrPicklePatriot) March 22, 2020
— Rockets Vic 🚀 (@VictorPiPiPio) March 22, 2020
ATM, the death toll around the world has reached 22,000. We sincerely urge people to stay in complete isolation, wash your hands frequently and stay hygienic as much as possible. Your carelessness might cost a life.