Prankster who sprayed liquid on Walmart visitors wanted to become famous on social media and now in jail
Arrested last week at a Walmart store in Las Vegas, Aldo Gonzalez said his trick was a way to attract attention and he shot this video to become “famous through Instagram and YouTube,” Scallywag & Vagabond reports.
For his prank, the 23-year-old Gonzalez put on a hazmat suit and sprayed 13 people with unknown fluid.
Obviously, Gonzalez and his cameraman wanted to snatch a hype amid the general panic because of the coronavirus and for some time they succeeded. Visitors to the store were scared, they thought they were infected with a virus.
“Sakisat Raylyn, who was in the store, said that when she approached him to ask what he was doing he sprayed her hands,” reports the Review Journal.
A few hours later, Aldo Gonzalez was arrested at his home. Police officers were able to identify the license plate number of his car and track it down to the house.
For several hours after the incident, the store was paralyzed until the experts checked the fluid. Without identifying hazardous components, authorities said there was no danger. Also, all who were sprayed did not reveal any symptoms of infection.
“Gonzalez was charged with two counts of felony for dispersing a hoax substance and burglary,” reports Scallywag & Vagabond.