ODESSA, Texas July 20 2019 – Odessa Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for spitting in an Arizona Tea bottle and putting it back for someone else to drink, KOSA CBS7 reported.
An officer wrote in a sworn affidavit that he was dispatched to the Albertsons store on North County Road West in Odessa on Monday night.
He says he watched security camera video with a store security officer and saw the teen pick up the drink, put his mouth on it, then put it back.
The affidavit goes on to say the teen told a store manager before the police officer arrived that he spit in it.
The police officer says the teen repeatedly told him that he took a drink of the tea, then put it back, because it was “gross.”
He’s charged with tampering with a consumer product, which is a second degree felony.
The teen is being held in the Ector County Youth Center.
This incident comes on the heels of another Texas teenager who is facing charges for taking a tub of ice cream from a Walmart freezer, removing the top to lick the ice cream and then returning it to the freezer.