09-21-2004, 04:04 PM #1Former Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
- In heels
Clean up in aisle 5 please.... and hurry
Homeless man smears supermarket produce
A Safeway grocery store in Bellevue yesterday recalled all produce it sold on Sunday night after feces were found spread on some vegetables.
A 23-year-old homeless man was arrested early yesterday as a possible suspect in the incident at the Evergreen Village Safeway Store, 1645 140th Ave. N.E., according to the Bellevue Police Department.
The man was arrested at Bellevue's Highland Park, across the street from the grocery, and was under investigation for malicious mischief and violation of park rules, police said.
A spokeswoman for Safeway, Cherie Myers, said that at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday, the man told a store employee there was "an odor in the produce department."
The feces, believed to be human, were then found on some produce and police were called.
Police said the man was arrested because store employees said he had fecal matter on his body and still had the contamination when he was found in the park.
Myers said the produce department was closed after the discovery and the entire store was shut from midnight to 6 a.m. for cleanup.
All of the produce was discarded, and the department was scrubbed with soap and water and rinsed with bleach water, she said.
Safeway estimated the produce was worth about $35,000.
09-21-2004, 04:07 PM #2Inactive
- Join Date
- Mar 2004
- The OC
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh that is so gross.....ewwww.