The FBI has arrested the man who confessed to spraying liquid on unpackaged food at various grocery stores in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
According to the Ann Arbor Police, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office has charged the suspect, whose identity has yet to be revealed to the public, with contaminating food. His arraignment is scheduled in the town’s 15th District Court.
On April 24, an employee at Whole Foods Market on 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway spotted the man spraying a liquid substance on top of bars filled with unpackaged salads and hot foods. As his image was clearly captured on the store’s surveillance cameras, the public was able to assist the authorities by providing the FBI and local law enforcement officers with various leads.
The man confessed to spraying a mixture of hand sanitizer, mouse poison, and water on unpackaged food and produce at three grocery stores in Ann Arbor. Although the FBI is investigating over a dozen other stores throughout several Michigan towns, authorities believe it is safe for customers to continue patronizing the supermarkets suspected of contamination.
"If potential risks to food safety were identified, food was placed under seizure, removed from sale, and immediately disposed of," according to food inspectors' press release.
Although the liquid mixture consists of various chemicals, the combination is unlikely to be a health hazard, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.