Estes, Colorado, usa – April 9, 2014: Safeway is a large supermarket chain with more than 1,600 locations in the US.
A 48-year-old man was arrested and charged with the manipulation of the consumer of the products for his connection with a number of foreign crimes, including pouring bleach on food in the supermarket on the other side of the state of California.
David Lohr was arrested on Wednesday in Santa Clara, when he allegedly scared to death of the passengers of a bus by spreading white powder and hydrogen peroxide. It was later revealed that he was wanted by the FBI for a series of incidents involving food tampering at various Safeway supermarket and Goals in California and Arizona.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Lohr allegedly poured bleach in different supermarket freezers, dairy products, frozen fish, ice cream, and alcohol, in the neighborhood of Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Sunnyvale.
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After being held in Santa Clara after the bus incident last week, deputies found that the substance that he was spreading salt. Although Lohr left the scene, where they later found him at another bus stop, with the proceeds of the Safeway stores stuffed in his pockets. Upon further investigation, the employees of a nearby Safeway told the police they discovered an empty hydrogen peroxide bottle in a rotisserie chicken tray at the end of last month. Surveillance images allegedly showed Lohr pouring bleach on a carton of eggs at the same store.
Authorities are trying to determine whether the tainted products were sold to customers.
“To date, there have been no known reports of people who are sick of Lohr’s actions, but further investigation determined that Lohr has done this in a variety of stores, and the extent of his actions are currently under investigation,” FBI officials said.
Lohr bizarre crimes were for the first time realized that last October in Phoenix, when he was arrested for whitening products on six Target stores. While in prison for these offences, Lohr reportedly spoke with Fox 10, telling them that he poured bleach on the products on Purpose in an attempt to clean the chemicals off of them.
“I did nothing wrong,” Lohr told Fox 10. “I committed no crime. Absolutely no crime.”
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After being released from the police, he failed to appear in court for the alleged Phoenix incidents, and is considered a fugitive.
Records show that Lohr is no stranger to the enforcement of the law. He was reportedly arrested on suspicion of a felony assault in Portland, Oregon in 2012, and spent a month in prison for grand larceny in Florida in 2009.