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HONG KONG, CHINA - FEBRUARY 09: A shoppers wearing face mask pushes a shopping cart in front of an empty shelves inside a grocery store on February 9, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong has 29 confirmed cases of Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with over 37,500 confirmed cases around the world, the virus has so far claimed over 800 lives.(Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

The coronavirus pandemic is already scary enough, and now there are people going around trying to purposely spread germs to others. Two men were recently charged with making terrorist threats for trying to make others around them sick, or at least for frightening them into thinking that they may have been spreading the illness.

George Falcone was arrested after he purposely coughed on a grocery store employee. Per NBC News, “Falcone was standing close to an employee near the store’s prepared food section when the worker asked him to move back. Instead, Falcone stepped closer to her, leaned in and coughed.” They also add,  “He laughed, telling the woman he was infected with coronavirus and also telling two other employees they are ‘lucky’ to have jobs.”

A similar incident happened in Missouri when a 26-year-old boy filmed himself licking various items at Walmart. “Who’s afraid of the coronavirus?” Cody Pfizer said in the video that has been shared all over social media. According to Riverfront Times, he has been charged with a low-level felony. Watch the video of Pfizer below.