A man was recently arrested for an act that you would think is absolutely absurd.
Justin Rhodes videoed himself walking into a North Carolina Walmart and made a video of himself saying that he tested positive for the coronavirus and was told to self-quarantine, but decided to go to Walmart instead.
In the video, he claimed he "definitely tested positive for coronavirus" and was asked to self-quarantine for 14–21 days.
However, he claimed he was asymptomatic but said, "I gotta eat too, so y'all just gotta deal with it."
"If I got it, y'all gonna get it too," he said in the video. “F**k all y'all, that's how I feel about it.”
The rest of the nearly three-minute video features Rhodes discussing other places he had supposedly been that day and observing others in the store.
It has since been apparently deleted from Facebook, but lives on YouTube where it has been viewed more than 4 million times.
Since his arrest, the man has apologized, but he's not getting out of the situation that easily. He was released on a $10,000 bond is expected to appear in court on March 30, 2020.
"To all of you who have seen, heard & reacted to my video over the weekend. I would like to apologize to you especially the elderly, the @albemarlepolicedepartment who responded to this incident, and all those who where [sic] scared. I want to say sorry, I am sincerely sorry I acted very foolishly, stupidly and during a uneasy time not only for our community but for the world. Everyone that knows me knows it wasn't serious, they know it wasn't meant to hurt or instill fear in anyone. I've never taken this virus seriously at all and we don't watch television at our home so our knowledge of the world does[n]t reach farther then social media and for that I apologize, I been looking into this virus and I see now the world of hurt it is causing our communities especially Italy..."