Shocking footage shows two teenagers in Indiana spitting into soda bottles and then bringing them back to a refrigerator in the store.
The latest incident comes in the midst of a worrying trend of people tampering with food and drink in US supermarkets and then posting images on social media.
Indianapolis mother Brittney Edwards posted video on her Facebook account of two girls in a store who took bottles of soft drinks from a shelf, drank from them, and then put them back after they had taken the caps off.
Shocking footage shows two teenagers in Indiana spitting into soda bottles and then bringing them back to a refrigerator in the store
The teenage girls see the bottles open, spit in them and put them back in the fridge. It comes after a similar incident occurred in Texas earlier this month
She said WTHR that a girl following her daughter posted the video on Instagram. She claimed that her daughter also goes to school with one of the girls in it.
Edwards, who saw the video for the first time on Monday, said: & I have something like "Spit them in there?"
& # 39; When I first saw it, it was just disgusted because I was pregnant, & # 39; Edwards said.
The identity of the girls and the store where they were located is unclear so far. Edwards said she can't understand why they would do such a nasty thing.
She added: & # 39; I don't know what children think these days, but that's not true at all. & # 39;
She said she hopes the police track down the perpetrators and add: & # 39; At the end of the day, someone could get sick, terribly sick. Hospitalized. It does not matter. That is worse than e-coli for me. & # 39;
She claimed the incident would keep her from buying bottled goods in a store and hoped the contaminated drinks would be removed from the store.
The crime is considered to mess with consumer products, which is a level six crime according to the Indiana Law. It carries a penalty of up to 10 and a half years in prison and a fine of $ 10,000, WTHR reported.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department did not respond to a request for comment as to whether the teenagers in the center of the incident were being investigated.
It comes weeks after a teenager from Texas, 15, was arrested after being caught on a camera that spit into an Arizona Tea bottle and put it back on the shelf.
Indianapolis mother Brittney Edwards (photo) posted the video on Facebook after her daughter saw it on Instagram where it was placed by one of the teenagers
The identity of the girls and the store where they were located is so far unclear, but the crime is considering tampering with consumer products and bears a 10 and a half year prison sentence
According to corporal Steve LeSueur, the police in Odessa were sent to the Albertsons supermarket after a store employee saw the incident.
He claimed that he had watched security camera images with an asset protection officer and saw the teenager take the drink, put his mouth on it, and then put it back on a shelf CBS 7 reported.
He is confronted with the charge of tampering with a consumer product, which is a second-degree crime.
Earlier this month, Lenise Lloyd Martin III, as part of a trend called the & # 39; Ice Cream & # 39; in Louisiana.
He posted the video on Twitter, showing how he made a bowl of Belle Bell Ice Cream unreadable by licking it twice and moving his fingers around the container before returning it to the freezer in a supermarket in Belle Rose.
Earlier this month, Lenise Lloyd Martin III was arrested and charged after posting a video of himself licking ice cream and putting it back on the shelf in a store in Louisiana
Martin licked the ice twice and put his finger in the tub while filming a copycat video at a supermarket in Belle Rose, Louisiana, earlier this month
The incident happened only a few days after a teenager who did the same with a bathtub in another supermarket became viral.
The 37-second copycat clip shows Martin smiling at the camera as he performs the actions on the frozen sweet treat before replacing it.
He first bought the ice cream, and when he heard from the clerk, he could get a deal for a second bath, returned to the freezer section, The Washington Post reported.
A spokesperson for the Assumption Parish Sheriff & # 39; s Office said: & # 39; It's illegal. It is a health risk for others. We will pursue everyone we see doing this. You will be taxed.
& # 39; We do not recommend anyone to copy this horrific act. & # 39;
All copycats will be treated & # 39; immediately and with the full scope of the law & # 39 ;, the spokesperson added.
A girl aroused indignation when she picked up a tub of Blue Bell ice cream from a refrigerator in Walmart, licked it and put it back. She and her friend filmed the stunt
He replicated an incident that occurred a few days earlier in Lufkin, Texas, where a woman was filmed licking ice from a Blue Bell tub and putting it back in a Walmart freezer.
She could have been imprisoned for up to 20 years if it had not been revealed that she was a minor.
In the video, friends encourage her to say: & lick it, lick it. Ok put it back, put it back. & # 39;
The video was posted on Twitter with the caption & # 39; What kind of psychopathic behavior is this? & # 39; has been viewed more than 11 million times.
Lufkin Police Department refused to publicly name the girl because of her age, but they said they had no intention of accusing her as an adult for tampering with a consumer product.
Both the girl and her friend, who filmed the stunt, were reportedly working on the police and telling them what was happening and allowing the act.
Officers issued a statement saying they had identified the Walmart as the one on 2500 Daniel McCall Dr in Lufkin, Texas.
Blue Bell contacted the police to inform them of the location, the department said in a Facebook message.
& # 39; Our greatest concern is consumer safety – in that respect we are happy to see the contaminated product off the shelves, & # 39; said Lufkin Director of Public Security Gerald Williamson.
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