Mo. man who licked Walmart toiletries charged with making terrorist threat

Cody Pfister has been charged after a Snapchat video of him licking items for sale was circulated online


Rachel Rice
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WARRENTON, Mo. — A 26-year-old man was identified in court documents Tuesday 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. 

Cody Pfister has been charged with making a terrorist threat for licking items for sale at a Missouri Walmart. (Photo/WCSO)
Cody Pfister has been charged with making a terrorist threat for licking items for sale at a Missouri Walmart. (Photo/WCSO)

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. 

Court documents state the incident took place March 11.

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.

A docket hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. A message left for his attorney was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Pfister has admitted to committing crimes in Montgomery County. In 2013, Pfister pleaded guilty in circuit court to burglary and stealing a firearm. In 2016, Pfister pleaded guilty in Montgomery municipal court to a charge of disorderly conduct. Two years later Pfister pleaded guilty in circuit court to driving while intoxicated, and was given probation. Pfister violated probation and was given jail time, according to court records.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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