Yes, coronavirus ‘pranks’ can be prosecuted as terrorism. Here’s why

This week, three men in the United States have been charged with making domestic terrorism threats after careless — and in one case malicious — actions at local grocery retailers.


The first, a Missouri man named Cody Lee Pfister, was charged with making a terrorist threat in the second degree by Warren County Police after posting a video on social media of himself conducting a rather reckless “prank” on March 11,