Pennsylvania Supermarket Employee Charged After Putting 11 Needles In Groceries

The now former employee of a Pennsylvania supermarket is in police custody after allegedly tampering with food being sold within the Lehigh Valley store, Penn Live reported. On April 20th, state troopers were called to a Giant grocery store after multiple customers returned food items that had needles placed inside of them. Though none of the shoppers had reported injuries, investigators discovered 11 sewing needles put in merchandise, including: bagged vegetables, individual wrapped snacks, dinner rolls, dog and cat treats, cleaning sponges, and tuna pouches. One of the store’s employees, a minor that has not been publicly identified, has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one summary charge of criminal mischief. State police have recommended that those who visited the store between April 13th and April 19th to check all purchased items for potential tampering.