STL Today reports that the guy who created the viral video about the coronavirus has been arrested. 26 year old Cody Lee Pfister of Warrenton MO went to a Walmart and recorded himself saying "Who's scared of coronavirus?" before licking a row of deodorants that are for sale. He also curses in the 6 second video that can be seen here.
Court documents say Cody "knowingly caused a false belief or fear that a condition involving danger to life existed. He also acted with reckless disregard of the risk causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion"
His lawyer says this video was shot on March 10th before the pandemic was declared. "Everything has changed at warp speed, but that should not work retroactively and convert a tasteless and impulsive act into a criminal terrorist threat."
What do you think of that defense?