WATCH: OC Sheriff's Dept. Seeking Man Caught on Video Removing Water Bottle Lids in Mission Viejo Grocery Store

Ameera Butt
June 20, 2019 - 7:31 am

OC Sheriff's Dept


A man was seen entering a Mission Viejo grocery store Monday and allegedly removing lids of water bottles in the store, according to Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators.

The man left the scene before deputies arrived, the OC Sheriff's Department said on its Facebook page.

All water bottles that appeared to be tampered with were removed from the shelves and several were collected as evidence to determine if the water was contaminated. 

The man is described as being in his late 20's-early 30's, approximately 5’10'', 185 lbs., a beard and wearing a bright orange shirt and blue jeans.

He left the scene in a white SUV.

If you know this man or have additional information, please call OCSD Dispatch at 714-647-7000 or anonymous tips to OC CrimeStoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

As a safety reminder, carefully examine all food product packaging. Don’t purchase products if the packaging is open, torn, or damaged.