Man licks deodorant in Walmart for virus prank video, police say

Elias Hubbard
March 25, 2020

A man licked a row of deodorant in a Missouri Walmart when he was referring to a coronavirus, which disturbs the video broadcasts.

The unsanitary suspect - identified by Warrenton police as 26-year-old Cody Lee Pfister - can be seen sliding his tongue across a row of personal hygiene products during the 5-second video clip posted to Twitter. "Don't touch your mouth?"

This particular video, which won't be shared here, has gained some worldwide attention and we have received numerous reports about the video from locals, nearby residents, as well as people from the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Responding to those who had informed them about the viral video, Warrenton police immediately took Pfister into custody and prosecutors charged him with a low-level felony case.

The video appears to have been filmed on March 11 at the Warrenton store, according to court records.

Prosecutions are pending at the Warren County Prosecutor's Office, but police have not identified the man or the criminals he faces. The page wrote on Twitter that the video was sent to them on Facebook by one of their followers.

In a statement, the police department said: "We take these complaints very seriously and would like to thank all of those who reported the video so the issue could be addressed".

Pfister - who has previous convictions for burglary, theft of a firearm, drug possession and driving while intoxicated - was booked into the Warren County jail without bond.

With around 800 deaths from coronavirus in the United States, it's hard to imagine how some people are foolish enough to do things that could severely increase that number in order to get attention on social media.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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