Nashville woman was criticized for recording herself eating potato chips in bags and then drinking water from bottles at a grocery shop before sealing the containers and placing them on the shelves so that others can buy them.
This woman, identified as Libby Barnes (makup artist), was a former girlfriend of Hunter Hayes. The video has become viral. She has since removed it from YouTube.
The disgusted users of social media call her ‘disgusting’ and demand that she is arrested for contaminating food.
An unidentified woman, identified as makup-artist Libby Barnes has been criticized for spitting in bags of chips at a grocery store and then putting the items back on the shelves to sell them.
She was seen opening a bag full of potato chips from Kroger. Then she tasted the chips and put some back in her bag.
Libby from Nashville, Tennessee tried sealing it with a portable flatiron before putting it back on top of the unopened bags
In the clip, Libby can be seen opening up a bag of potato chips in a Kroger grocery store, tasting the snack, and then spitting some of the food back out into the bag.
Then, she tried to seal it with a flat iron and put it back together with other bags. All the while, an inept store worker stood at her feet.
You can see her repeating this process several more times before taking another sip and placing the water bottle back on the shelf.
Also, she did the exact same thing with sodas and candy. At one point, in the 9-minute video, she used toilet paper for her tongue.
Although it is not clear who the photographer is, it is evident that Libby doesn’t mind being filmed. She even smiles many times during the filming.
Libby is asked if she steals by a man at one point.
‘I’m not stealing. I intend to buy those items. She replied, “Mind your business.” “I can remember exactly where it was.” It’s none of your business, why don’t you mind your own business.’
This viral video shows her reusing the procedure with additional chips bags.
The same went for soda cans, bottles of water and candy. At one time, she used even toilet paper to clean her tongue.
TooFab says that Libby actually paid the money before she left the shop.
Kroger stated that safety for customers and employees is a top priority.
“As soon we were notified of the viral video that was circulating about one of our Nashville stores, we started our investigation.
“Thanks to the swift action of our group, we were capable of verifying that the items used for video were not abandoned on shelves. They were then purchased by those involved.
“This video is quite disturbing, even though it was intended to be a joke. You should remember that altering consumer packaging is considered a criminal offense.
Many people shared their opinions about this ‘disgusting clip’ on the Internet. Some suggested she be detained.
Reddit user said that food tampering in restaurants is illegal under both federal and state laws. People can be charged for tampering with foods in shops.
Libby was finally approached by a man who asked if she was stealing. She replied, “I intend on purchasing those items.” Take control of your business
The second added sentence read: “Potential second-degree felony if they left behind the items they had tampered with.”
‘Criminal mischief and unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity even if they did buy the items they f**ked with.’
Another person said that she believed she should be charged with tampering food.
“Imagine opening one of these and stuffing it into bags. Then, give it to one your children, your mother or a grandparent.
“What would happen if she were carrying COVID or the flu? You are pond scum.
The United States Department of Justice states that ‘tampering’ or attempts to tamper with consumer products is against the law.
Libby did not respond to the backlash but she deleted her Instagram account, and all her YouTube content.
Reddit’s internet sleuths claimed to have identified the woman as Libby. Hunter Hayes was once a libby.
According to the United States Department of Justice, ‘tampering with any consumer product is prohibited,’ and many people have said she should be arrested after the incident
As it turns out, it isn’t the first such incident. Back in August 2019, a Texas man named D’Adrien Anderson, 24, filmed himself licking some ice cream at a Walmart in Lufkin, and then putting it back in the freezer.
Surveillance video showed him returning to the store later to purchase the ice cream. He was sentenced at the age of 30 to 30 and fined 1,000.
He also had to pay $1,565 to the ice-cream company Blue Bell and complete 100 hours of community service.
‘If food is tampered with, or a customer wants to leave the impression that they left behind adulterated product, we will move quickly with law enforcement to identify, apprehend, and prosecute those who think this is a joke,’ a Walmart representative said in a statement at the time. It isn’t.
A 15-year-old boy was also arrested in July 2019 after he spit into an Arizona Iced Tea bottle at an Albertsons market in Odessa, Texas, before placing it back on the shelf.
According to KOSA he claimed that he found the drink ‘gross’ after having a taste. That is why he gave it back.
He was charged with tampering with a consumer product and was transferred to a juvenile detention center.