FBI arrests Texas man for coronavirus hoax meant to empty grocery stores

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AUSTIN — A Texas man is facing federal charges for allegedly posting on Facebook that he had paid a person with coronavirus to spread the virus in San Antonio-area grocery stores in an attempt to get people to stop shopping. Federal prosecutors said in a Wednesday statement that Christopher Charles Perez, 39, was arrested by the FBI the previous day and is charged with spreading a hoax related to weapons of mass destruction.