In a bizarre incident, a 26-year-old boy who hails from Warrenton, Missouri, was seen licking the shelves filled with groceries and toiletries at the nearby Walmart in a video which has gone viral on the Internet and is making people extremely angry. A world where everyone has been fighting the deadly coronavirus outbreak by staying indoors and maintaining social distancing, this man from Warrenton was seen mocking the coronavirus in a video which was later shared on the Internet. In the video, we see the young boy saying, “Who’s scared of coronavirus.” However, he was soon arrested. Also Read - Emergency Meeting Next Week to Decide Fate of Wimbledon Championships Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Lt. Justin Unger told NBC News in a statement said, “We take this incident very seriously, especially with this infectious disease and the state that the country is in. We take these things seriously to protect our community,” Lt. Justin Unger told NBC News. FYI, Cody has previous convictions for burglary and theft. Also Read - Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in India Near 800; Italy Records Almost 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths in One-Day | Top Developments
In a Facebook post, the Warrenton Police Department stated, “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.”
The coronavirus outbreak has taken more than 20,000 lives across the globe and has infected more than 4 lakh people.