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Taber Police lay mischief charge relating to “COVID-19 prank”

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A 20 year old Taber man is facing a criminal charge after a COVID-19 prank in that community.

Last Thursday, Taber Police got a call from a local food establishment reporting a group of four people had tried to tamper with a product by licking it.

A witness reported the activity to store management.

One person was charged with mischief under $5,000 though his name hasn’t been released.

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Taber Police say the motive behind the incident was to create a “COVID Challenge” Tik Tok video.

Police say this type of activity is a serious breach of good citizenship and conduct that is required during a time of crisis as a reliable and clean food supply is one of our greatest needs.

The packaged goods that were reportedly tampered with were removed from the store shelf and the entire area sanitized.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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