FBI Arrests Man For Contaminating Supermarkets With Mouse Poison

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By Cooking Panda

The FBI has arrested the man who confessed to spraying liquid on unpackaged food at various grocery stores in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

According to the Ann Arbor Police, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office has charged the suspect, whose identity has yet to be revealed to the public, with contaminating food. His arraignment is scheduled in the town’s 15th District Court.

On April 24, an employee at Whole Foods Market on 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway spotted the man spraying a liquid substance on top of bars filled with unpackaged salads and hot foods. As his image was clearly captured on the store’s surveillance cameras, the public was able to assist the authorities by providing the FBI and local law enforcement officers with various leads.

The man confessed to spraying a mixture of hand sanitizer, mouse poison, and water on unpackaged food and produce at three grocery stores in Ann Arbor. Although the FBI is investigating over a dozen other stores throughout several Michigan towns, authorities believe it is safe for customers to continue patronizing the supermarkets suspected of contamination.

“If potential risks to food safety were identified, food was placed under seizure, removed from sale, and immediately disposed of,” according to food inspectors’ press release.

Although the liquid mixture consists of various chemicals, the combination is unlikely to be a health hazard, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Sources: MLive, [2] / Photo Credit: MLive

Tags: contaminating food charges, FBI, mouse poison, whole foods
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Man Sprays Odd Substance At Whole Foods, FBI Wants To Know Why

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By Cooking Panda

The FBI is investigating after a man was caught on camera at a Michigan Whole Foods spraying an “unknown liquid substance” on top of the food bars and salad.

At the Whole Foods Market on Eisenhower Parkway in Ann Arbor, an employee spotted an unidentified man pouring a substance on top of the salad and hot food bars in the store on April 24. Interestingly enough, the suspect reportedly did not really attempt to hide his actions or identity, as he made “disturbingly direct eye contact with the camera,” as noted by Grub Street.

The team member told store management about the bizarre incident, which has now sparked a thorough investigation involving the area’s Whole Food Markets, the Ann Arbor Police Department, and the FBI.

“Out of an abundance of caution, all salad and hot food bars were immediately closed down at the store, all food was thrown out and the store team thoroughly cleaned and sanitized all food stations, equipment and serving utensils before restocking with fresh items,” said Allison Phelps, public relations representative for Whole Foods Market, as noted by MLive.

Although the “unknown liquid substance” does not appear to be harmful, that cannot be declared “unequivocally,” an FBI spokesperson stated. Authorities also don’t know whether or not the man will be charged, as they need to talk to him before making a decision.

Thanks to the clear surveillance photos and plentiful amount of media attention, several leads have already been given to the authorities.

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Sources: MLive, [2], Grub Street / Photo credit: Whole Foods via MLive

Tags: Ann Arbor, FBI, man sprays unknown liquid substance on food, Whole Foods Market
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