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On the left, Justin Rhodes going around a North Carolina Walmart on Facebook live claiming he tested positive for the coronavirus. On the right, his mug shot as he was arrested for a felony when it turned out he was lying.

A video was making the rounds on Facebook and YouTube since Wednesday of a man walking around a North Carolina Walmart claiming he tested positive for the coronavirus and was supposed to be home but he was out shopping.

Turns out, the man was lying on his Facebook Live video and his hoax resulted in his arrest.

Police in Albemarle, N.C., charged Justin Rhodes, 31, with perpetrating a hoax in a public building, a felony, as well as disorderly conduct.

Rhodes was arraigned and released on a $10,000 bond.

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