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Teen contaminates snacks with toothpicks at supermarkets

By Mason White 3:42 PM January 18, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A teen was arrested on charges of obstructing business after allegedly contaminating snacks with toothpicks at supermarkets, police in Japan said.

Maibara Police said that they arrested the 19-year-old man, who wasn’t identified, after he uploaded a series of video pranks on YouTube, including one in which he is seen inserting toothpicks into snacks.

The teen was placed on the most wanted list across the country on Friday. According to the police investigation, the teen entered the supermarket with toothpicks and inserted them into snacks.

The teen recorded the acts and uploaded the videos to YouTube. During police questioning, the teen admitted to committing the offenses.

In one of his YouTube videos, the teen boasted that because he was a minor, the police would not do anything to him. Police were able to identify the teen after examining the videos on his YouTube channel.

On another video, the teen is seen entering a convenience store, where he took a bottle of iced tea, drank it and left the store without paying.

The teen was charged with forcible obstruction of business.