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Bottles of urine sold as expensive whiskey to unsuspecting consumers

By Mason White 5:24 PM January 11, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
Police are looking to put a fraudster out of business after being accused of selling bottles of urine as expensive whiskey, police in the United Kingdom said.

Blackpool Police said that 35-year-old Nicholas Stewart, is a danger to public health after selling urine as whiskey to unsuspecting consumers.

Now, police are seeking a Criminal Anti-Social Behavior Order (CRASBO), which would prohibit Stewart from selling fake bottles of whiskey and vodka on the streets.

Police analyzed several bottles and lab tests showed that they contained urine and other human waste. Stewart of Palatine Road, was sentenced to serve 70 days in prison, which was suspended for 12 months.

Prosecutors told a court that Stewart targeted tourists, and charged them 10 pounds ($15) for a one and a half liter bottle of urine.

Several bottles were seized by security guards when Stewart approached potential customers at a gambling site. Investigators believe that Stewart added urine to the bottles in order to give them an appearance of whiskey.

Stewart said that he sold the urine bottles because he needed money for food.