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: Evacuations Ordered As Crews Battle Vegetation Fire Near Lake Amador
She was then seen loading more merchandise into her shopping cart.READ MORE: NorCal Heatwave Expected To Bring More Triple-Digit Temps To The Valley; No Power Shortages Anticipated
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: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
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.