The revolting images have garnered local and worldwide complaints, including some from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Ireland, said Warrenton police.
Referring to the far-reaching reports they'd received, the statement added: "We take these complaints very seriously and would like to thank all of those who reported the video so the issue could be addressed".
Pfister, of Warrenton, has been charged by Warren County prosecutors with making a terrorist threat in the second degree. He appeared in court Wednesday and is due back in May. Copies of the Walmart stunt remain online.More news: Defer Cruise Travel; Inside the Princess Outbreak — CDC
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Cody Lee Pfister, 26, was charged by the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with making the threat after police said he made a video of himself licking items in a Walmart store.
Earlier this month, a teenager attracted headlines after posting a video that purported to show her licking the seat of a toilet bowl in an airplane in an attempt to start a trend, Vice reported. His Twitter account has been suspended.More news: Don't use the microwave; top tips for speedy broadband
Police in Warrenton, Virginia, arrested Mr Pfister after he was successfully identified on social media.
(@WeAreAPW), where it has since amassed over 4.3 million views. There are now more than 438,700 global infections of the illness.
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