A person was arrested and accused of meals tampering after he allegedly poured liquids right into a freezer case at a Goal retailer, authorities stated Wednesday.
Police stated David Clare Lohr Jr., 48, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of including a dangerous substance to meals and that investigators believed he was concerned in earlier potential tampering incidents at 5 different Goal shops in Phoenix and three suburbs.
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No person required medical therapy on account of the Tuesday incident, stated Capt. Rob McDade, a Phoenix Fireplace Division spokesman. Goal stated in a press release that no diseases associated to contaminants have been reported to the corporate.
A Goal worker known as police after seeing an individual pouring liquid within the retailer, stated Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a police division spokeswoman. Goal personnel have been looking out for doable tampering makes an attempt due to the earlier incidents, at the very least a few of which occurred earlier in October, Fortune stated.
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McDade stated the shop the place liquid was poured Tuesday was evacuated and dangerous materials personnel have been summoned however that the liquid, apparently a mix of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, was not poisonous.
Goal spokeswoman Danielle Schumann stated Lohr wasn’t a present or former Goal worker however that any inquiry a couple of doable motive must be directed to legislation enforcement.
No info on a doable motive was instantly out there, Fortune stated.
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All meals merchandise that may have been subjected to tampering have been faraway from shops, Goal stated in a press release. “Meals security is critically vital to Goal and we take significantly our duty to supply protected merchandise to our friends,” the corporate stated.
Lohr remained in jail Wednesday, and courtroom data do not listing a protection lawyer who may touch upon the allegations.
Court docket data do not listing an tackle for Lohr however say he lately arrived in Arizona and was staying in a lodge.