A Missouri man will face justice after posting a video on social media of himself licking a row of deodorants at a Walmart superstore while asking, “Who’s scared of coronavirus?”
The video was posted in an apparent attempt to make light of public health guidelines meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Along with the footage, the caption stated: “I’m a nasty motherf****r.”
The Warrenton Police Department said in a statement Monday that the miscreant has been arrested and unspecified charges were pending against him.
The revolting incident occurred at a Walmart in Warren County, Missouri, about an hour west of St. Louis.
Ladies and gentlemen, we got him.
Warrenton Police Dept:
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 with Warren Co. DA are pending. https://t.co/vyKPIRquyj
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The footage went viral over the weekend and people from as far away as the Netherlands were calling for his arrest.
“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,” Warrenton PD wrote in a Facebook post. “Charges will be pending through the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.”
The statement continues: “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.”