SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — A woman has been arrested on suspicion of licking groceries inside a South Lake Tahoe grocery store.
The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at the Safeway on Johnson Lane. Police say officers were told that a woman had put some jewelry that was for sale inside the store on her hands, then allegedly started licking them.READ MORE: Bus Driver Shortages Continue At Sacramento-Area School Districts
She was then seen loading more merchandise into her shopping cart.READ MORE: Downtown Sacramento Prepares For Ironman California
Officers were able to stop the suspect inside the store. The woman – identified as 53-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident Jennifer Walker – had no means to buy any of the items, police say. She was later arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism.MORE NEWS: San Joaquin County Politician Speaks Out In Support Of In-N-Out's Refusal To Check Vaccine Cards At 2 Bay Area Locations
Walker had a shopping cart full of items totaling about $1,800, police say, but all of it had to be disposed of over concerns about cross-contamination.