Man dumped bleach on shrimp, beer, ice and more in stores across California, FBI says

Sacramento Bee - 02-11


The smell of bleach was the first clue something was wrong with a bag of ice being sold at a Southern California supermarket in December. The customer and her son brought the ice to an employee at the Redondo Beach store on Dec. 16 and reported the smell, according to an FBI criminal complaint. The worker took the ice from the boy — and then the mother, son and worker saw the second clue the ice was contaminated with bleach: The boy’s black shirt had turned to brown where he had been holding the bag against his chest, the complaint said.