Charlotte-Area Man Arrested For Posting Live Video Claiming To Have Coronavirus In Walmart


This past week a Charlotte-area man was arrested for going live on Facebook inside of a Walmart claiming to have the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

According to Albemarle police, Albemarle resident Justin M. Rhodes has now been arrested for the stunt.

Here is the video that Justin upload to Facebook telling everyone that he had coronavirus while shopping at Walmart:

Here was the first post the Albemarle police posted on their Facebook page;

Here is the follow up message they posted after arresting Justin;

Justin was charged with Felony Perpetrating hoax in a Public Building and Disorderly Conduct. He’s been set with a $10,000 bond as he awaits his first court appearance scheduled for March 30th, 2020.