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.

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She was then seen loading more merchandise into her shopping cart.

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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.

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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.