Man who filmed himself licking supermarket deodorant saying ‘who’s afraid of coronavirus?’ arrested
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Man who filmed himself licking supermarket deodorant saying ‘who’s afraid of coronavirus?’ arrested

A US man who filmed himself licking deodorant on a shelf in a local branch of Walmart has been arrested on terror charges. 

Footage of the man running his tongue along the shelving unit before asking the camera “Who’s afraid of coronavirus?” went viral this week. 

It sparked fury online with the UK’s very own Piers Morgan among those to hit out at the man’s actions and attempts at "deliberately” harming others. 

"This is of somebody in America, who went to a supermarket knowing the coronavirus is attacking everyone in the United States, and he did this and posted it online," Morgan told viewers on Good Morning Britain. 

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"What I would like to happen to him is I'd like him found, and I am sure they will get him. 

"I would like him put in prison, immediately. 

"And then I would like him deprived of any healthcare should he then get the virus having tried to deliberately give it to potentially lots of other people. 

"That might concentrate the minds of these morons and it might concentrate the minds of these morons we have here." 

The man suspected of carrying out the act has now been named as 26-year-old Cody Pfister. 

Police in Warrenton, Virginia, arrested Mr Pfister after he was successfully identified on social media. 

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He has now been charged with making a terrorist threat following the incident in a Walmart store. 

According to a statement from Warrenton police, Mr Pfister told the authorities he was "making a 'Corona Virus' statement" and had been taken into custody. 

"We take these complaints very seriously and would like to thank all of those who reported the video so the issue could be addressed,” they said. 

Mr Pfister currently resides in Missouri, where there have so far been 183 cases of coronavirus and six deaths.