NASHVILLE, TN – Video broke recently of a woman in a Nashville, Tennessee Kroger store trying to determine what type of potato chips she wanted.
While that is normally not an issue, opening up the bags and spitting the chips back inside when you do not like them is a big one.
usa , nashville , this POS is called libby barnes . she finds it funny to open chips eat some , then spit them back in and seal the bag pic.twitter.com/yNdypx5wQ4
— neil jettel (@NeilJettel2) December 3, 2021
The video surfaced from the store when someone noticed that a woman was opening different flavors of potato chips and sampling them. In the video, the woman can be seen chewing, then spitting out the flavor she does not like back into the bag.
The woman then makes her best attempt to reseal the package.
The woman, who has no shopping cart or any other way to store groceries on the way to the check-out counter does not seem like she will really be purchasing all of the bags that she had opened.
The man who was seeing this started recording the incident on his cell phone, at first thinking it was some type of joke.
The woman does not seem to mind that the man is filming her on her taste test adventure as she is spitting the chips back into a bag. The woman retrieves a portable hair straightener out of her purse and tries to reseal the package, sitting it back on the shelf.
She then grabs another flavor of chips, opens the bag, and tastes them. While she appears to like this flavor, she does not make any attempt to purchase them and again reseals the bag with the portable hair straightener.
On the third taste test that was captured on camera, the woman is seen making a face when she tastes the chips and spits out the wad of food back into the bag. She again reseals it, places it back on the shelf, and then opens a pack of toilet paper to wipe away the taste on her tongue.
As she continues through the shopping aisles, the man finally confronts her after she opened bottles of water and soda cans for taste tastes and places them back on the shelves. The man asks her point-blank what is happening. He asked:
“Ma’am, are you stealing?”
The woman responds:
“I’m not stealing. I plan on buying those things. Mind your own business…I remember where I put it. It’s none of your business, why don’t you mind your own business.”
The woman then fled the scene before she could be stopped by anyone in the store and arrested for allegedly stealing the items by using them which left them useless to other shoppers.
However, a spokesperson from Kroger told TooFab that the items that were tainted were in fact purchased by the woman who was conducting the taste tests. The spokesperson said:
“The safety of our customers and associates is our top priority. As soon as we received notification of the video circulating that involved one of our stores in the Nashville division, we began our own investigation.
“Through the quick action of our team, we were able to verify the items used for the video were not left behind on the shelf and were purchased by the individuals involved. This video is disturbing even if intended as a prank. It is important to remember that tampering with consumer packaging is a criminal offense.”
Maybe y'all can contact Nashville police about this disgusting woman who spit into a bag of chips, resealed it, then left. Tampering with food is serious. https://t.co/faGBA6mN7B
— Bernus Maximus (@bernusmax) December 3, 2021
Most states have felony laws that prohibit anyone from tampering with items for sale inside of a grocery. This is because the items could easily be poisoned which can lead to a host of issues, including the death of the final consumer.
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Once she was busted, the woman refused to stop, according to those who were on the plane.
The alleged incident occurred mid-flight on Delta 1360 when someone apparently noticed the bizarre incident. When the flight crew became aware, they went to address the passenger in 13A and tell her to stop what she was doing and to put the cat in a carrier.
However, the woman allegedly refused to do so and continued breastfeeding the cat. Images of the alleged incident and a picture circulated through social media by a text message that sent using the Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System.
This system is used to transmit short text type messages from pilots to the ground.
The message described what was allegedly seen from the passenger in 13A:
“[Passenger] is breastfeeding a cat and will not put cat back in carrier.”
The message that was sent came along with a request that Delta address the incident utilizing the “Red Coat” team once the plane had reached its destination. The Red Coat team is described as a group of “elite airport customer service experts” who are “specially trained to handle on-the-spot customer issues.”
While we still do not know if this incident actually occurred, there is a TikTok account that is associated with a flight attendant which appears to be mentioning the situation.
The attendant, Ainsley Elizabeth, posted a video on November 2nd and followed up with an update on November 13th in which she said:
“This woman had one of those, like, hairless cats swaddled up in a blanket, so it looked like a baby. Her shirt was up, and she was trying to get the cat to latch, and she wouldn’t put the cat back in the carrier.
And the cat was screaming for its life…What does she do at home if she’s doing that in public…And then security met the flight just to tell her that she couldn’t do that again, ‘cause it was weird and gross.”
The TikTok video has since been deleted and there has been no independent reporting on the issue to verify the claims. However, according to Snopes, the incident is plausible and would not be the first time something similar has been reported.
According to Snopes, if you check YouTube to see if people breastfeed animals, you will find several of them.
Videos range from breastfeeding cats, goats, and even baby kangaroos. According to Snopes research, a paper written in 1982, put some of this into perspective. In the paper, “Breast-feeding of Animals by Women: It’s Socio-Cultural Context and Geographic Occurrence”, it states:
“In many cases, the practice is an expression of affection for pets (among Polynesians, among forest peoples of tropical South America, and especially among aboriginal hunters and gatherers in Southeast Asia, Australia, and Tasmania).
In other cases, affection is supplemented or supplanted by economic concerns…In a few cases, animals are breast-fed with the welfare of the human mother or child being of greatest concern.
The conclusion drawn that animal nursing may indeed have contributed to the domestication of such animals as the pig and dog, and that some places, particularly lowland New Guinea, the practice can play an important role in human ecology.”
Some people took to Twitter to speculate…and have some fun with the thought of something like this happening. Like Michael Harriot who commented:
“Cancel culture strikes again.”
The Whisky Riff also commented, tweeting:
“Just when you thought 2021 couldn’t get any weirder…”
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