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A 15-year-old boy from Texas was arrested on Monday evening for spitting in a bottle of Arizona Iced Tea before placing it back on a store’s shelf.
The Odessa Police Department responded to a call at an Albertson’s grocery store on Monday after someone witnessed the boy put the sugary drink to his lips before placing it back into the refrigerator.
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The teen then allegedly told the asset protection manager at the store before police arrived that he took one sip before putting the drink aside because it tasted “gross,” KOSA reported.
The police officer then said the teen told him repeatedly that he sipped the tea before putting it back on the shelf because it was “gross.”
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Authorities charged the 15-year-old with tampering with a consumer product, a second-degree felony, and booked him at the Ector County Youth Center.
A spokesperson for United Family, Albertsons’ parent company, released a statement saying the store takes the “safety of our guests and the integrity of our products very seriously.”
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“We remind our guests to always check their products to ensure safety seals are intact and the item has...
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