Arkansas man caught on camera licking couple’s doorbell amid coronavirus lockdown: ‘I was putting on a show’

Video footage shared by Matthew Wehmeier showed two unidentified men behaving strangely outside his house while he and his wife stayed inside. Then, one of them stepped up and licked the doorbell


                            Arkansas man caught on camera licking couple’s doorbell amid coronavirus lockdown: ‘I was putting on a show’
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BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS: A video of a man has surfaced online as he licked doorbell of a house in Batesville, Arkansas, while the owners were inside amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Video footage shared on Facebook by Matthew Wehmeier showed two unidentified men behaving strangely outside his house while he along with his wife, Crystal Wehmeier, stayed inside. Soon after, one of them stepped forward and licked the doorbell without knowing that he was being filmed.

Posting the clip on the social media site, Wehmeier wrote: “After reviewing last night’s events on our doorbell, my wife came across this nonsense. Our doorbell got licked! If that wasn’t bad enough anytime, we’re going through a pandemic right now; people are trying to be mindful about not spreading a virus. It’s gross nonsense like this that makes me lose faith in humanity.”

“Please share this to make others aware of such stupidity. Clean your doorbells, everyone; think of the guests and delivery companies that use it every day. Just use common sense when protecting yourself and others, unlike these losers!” he added while using numerous hashtags such as #COVID19, #coronavirus, and more.

The online video showed the two men outside the Wehmeiers house and they can be seen laughing together after the disgusting act. The duo can then also be seen "flossing" in full view of the camera before leaving.

Reports also claimed that the two men did return to apologize to the couple just three days later, which was also filmed by the Wehmeiers' security camera. “What I did the other night was absolutely uncalled for and I understand that and I apologize. I was kinda showing out and putting on a show for the camera. And that's not okay, I apologize for that,” one of the men can be heard saying. Matthew replied through the camera: “I appreciate that. That's stand up of you."

This comes days a Missouri man was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat as he licked a shelf of toiletry items at an area Walmart. The man, was also heard saying in the video that he filmed himself, “who’s scared of coronavirus?”

Cody Pfister attracted the wrath of social media after the video posted on Twitter was watched over 4 million times. In the footage, he can be seen running his tongue on the toiletries on the shelf of the supermarket while looking at the camera. The caption tagged with the video said: “I’m a nasty moths f***er.”

His act, that can only be called unpleasant and disgusting, left people baffled. British morning TV presenter Piers Morgan slammed the man for his disgusting act. The 'Good Morning Britain’ host said the man should not be provided with healthcare if he contracts coronavirus.

Pfister was later taken into custody and was charged by the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with a terrorist threat in the second degree. Court documents obtained by the St. Louis Post Dispatch say the 26-year-old "knowingly caused a false belief or fear that a condition involving danger to life existed" and accused him of acting with "reckless disregard of the risk causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion."

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