North Carolina man threatened to spread virus in online 'hoax'

Posted at 11:31 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 11:31:49-04

HAVELOCK, N.C. — Police in North Carolina say they've filed charges against a man who claimed on Facebook that he had the coronavirus and was going to infect others with it.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Monday that Christopher Floyd, 44, of Havelock, has been charged with disorderly conduct.

The Sheriff’s Office said that citizens had contacted authorities about the posting.

Investigators determined that Floyd did not have the virus. They said he what he posted was a hoax.

It's unclear if Floyd has hired an attorney. A phone number listed for him in public records is disconnected.