Man Accused of Spraying Fecal Matter on Grocery Store Produce

CHARLESTON, S.C. —
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A man is accused of spraying what police believe to be fecal matter on produce at a South Carolina grocery store.

Charleston police spokesperson Charles Francis told the Associated Press that police arrested Pau S. Hang, 41, Sunday afternoon at a Harris Teeter in Charleston’s West Ashley neighborhood.

Hang reportedly told police the store “owed him money” and said he would not keep away from the store until he got it, the State reported.

Harris Teeter spokeswoman Danna Robinson said Hang, a former contractor for the store, attempted to contaminate certain foods. Robinson said the store disposed of the products and the grocery store departments affected would not reopen until Charleston County health officials give them the green light to operate again.

Francis said authorities are testing the “brown liquid” to confirm its origin.

One shopper told WCSC that store management informed customers that a disgruntled individual had been wreaking havoc on the store for awhile, and sprayed fecal matter in the store.

Authorities charged with damage to personal property of more than $3,000 and trespassing after notice.

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