Terror Charge For Man Who Licked Walmart Items

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

A 26-year-old man was identified in court documents as the person who police say posted a video online of himself licking items in a Warrenton Walmart earlier this month.

Cody Lee Pfister, 26, of Warrenton, has been charged by the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with a terrorist threat in the second degree. In the posted video, Pfister looks at the camera and asks, “Who’s scared of coronavirus?” before licking a row of deodorant sticks for purchase.

Pfister “knowingly caused a false belief or fear that a condition involving danger to life existed,” court documents state, adding that he acted “with reckless disregard of the risk causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion” of Walmart.