MISSION VIEJO, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- Officials are looking for a man who was captured on video tampering with water bottles at a Mission Viejo grocery store earlier this week.
The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Monday inside the Ralphs at 25105 Marguerite Parkway, Orange County sheriff’s officials said.
The man is seen in the video removing packages of water bottles off shelves, opening the packaging and apparently removing the lids off the bottles at the store. The man left before authorities arrived. The motive behind the incident is unknown.
All of the bottles that appeared to be tampered with were removed from the shelves and the water was expected to be tested at the Orange County crime lab.
It will take about two weeks to get the results, said Carrie Braun, a public information officer for the Sheriff’s Department.
“Obviously, tampering with any kind of food product at a grocery store is very concerning,” Braun told KTLA. “We don’t know what the intentions of the individuals were, so that’s why are investigators are interested in speaking with him.”