Teens Filmed Spitting Into Bottles, Returning Them to Store Shelf: Reports

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 25, 2019 Updated: July 25, 2019

Continuing the disturbing trend of food tampering at stores, a new video appears to show two Indiana teens spitting into soda bottles.

Brittney Edwards posted the video to her Facebook page after seeing the video, WTHR reported on July 23. Edwards said her daughter attends school with a girl in the clip.

The video shows the teens taking bottles from the cooler inside the store, which was not named. They then open the bottles, spit in them, place the caps back on, and then place the bottles in the cooler.

“I’m like ‘Are they spitting in there?'” said Edwards. “When I first saw it, it just made me disgusted because I’m pregnant,” she added.

Edwards said that she doesn’t understand why they would do something so vile.

“I don’t know what’s in kids’ minds these days, but that’s not right at all,” she told WTHR, which is based in Indianapolis.

The identity of the teens was not disclosed.

A number of social media users expressed disgust by the stunt.

“Very sickening and disgusting,” one person wrote.

A second said that “we can’t even grocery shop now.”

“Parents, put your phones away and pay attention to your kids. Make them get jobs and raise better people. Mine aren’t perfect but they wouldn’t do this because there would be consequences,” one man added.

Edwards said that it’s not only disgusting, but also potentially dangerous.

“At the end of the day, somebody could [get] sick, horribly sick. Hospitalized,” she told WTHR. “It don’t matter. That’s worse than E-coli to me.”

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said that the teens carried out consumer product tampering, which is a felony in Indiana, 10TV reported.

Ice Cream Incidents

Louisiana man was arrested after licking a tub of Blue Bell ice cream before putting the container back, apparently in a copycat attempt of a similar viral video.

The video shows the man, identified in news reports as Lenise Martin III, licking the ice cream at a supermarket in Louisiana. Two children were reportedly nearby.

Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Martin on July 6, reported WAFB.

“It was a joke with no criminal intent or activity … but I was locked up with murderers and real criminals on [maximum] security,” said Martin in an interview with the WVLA, which showed him smiling and holding the ice cream.

Days before that, police located and identified a teen from Texas who licked ice cream at Walmart before putting it back. The video of the incident went viral, drawing horror from people on social media. “You foul,” says a voice off-camera in the clip.

The teen’s name was not revealed by police as she is a juvenile, CBS News reported on July 5, adding that detectives have spoken with the suspect. They won’t be releasing her name to the public because she is a minor.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.