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US Man Who Licked Items In Walmart Has Been Arrested

US Man Who Licked Items In Walmart Has Been Arrested

A man in the US who filmed himself licking a row of items on a shop shelf has been arrested, police have confirmed.

Cody Pfister recently shared a clip of him wiping his tongue across a number of toiletries at a Walmart store. But the 26-year-old has now been taken in by police in Warrenton, Missouri, US, as reports in the US state he has been charged with terror offences.

The original video was shared as far as the Netherlands, with sickened viewers contacting the police as a result.

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Pfister's arrest was the topic of debate on today's edition of Good Morning Britain, with Piers Morgan outraged by the incident.

The 26-year-old has been arrested on terror charges.
The 26-year-old has been arrested on terror charges.

Discussing the clip, the 54-year-old said: "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.

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

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"I would like him put in prison, immediately.

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"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."

Pfister's arrest was announced by local police, who confirmed the news on their social media channels.

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Piers Morgan hit out at the suspect. Credit: PA
Piers Morgan hit out at the suspect. Credit: PA

Writing on Facebook, the force said: "A local resident who took a video of themselves licking the merchandise after making a 'Corona Virus' statement at Walmart and posting it to social media has been taken into custody. Charges will be pending through the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

"This particular video, which won't be shared here, has gained some international 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.

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

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Topics: Coronavirus, US News

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]