Shocking video shows two Indiana teens spitting into soda bottles before replacing them back in freezer at a store
"I don't know what's in kids' minds these days, but that's not right at all," a pregnant mother, who posted the videos on Facebook, said.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: There has been much outrage after a video that has gone viral shows a pair of teens spitting into soda bottles before screwing the caps back on and returning the drinks to the store refrigerator - a sure shot way to fizzle out any cravings for the fizzy beverages.
The cringe-inducing incident was posted by a concerned Indiana mother, Brittney Edwards, with the hopes that police would be able to identify and catch the culprits. In the clip, two people -- an unidentified girl and a boy, ages unknown -- can be seen taking out random bottles of soda from the cooler rack at a store and spitting into them. The pranks were done calmly and the teens had enough time to put the bottles back into their places.
Edwards later told WHTR that she became aware of the incident after a girl her daughter follows on Instagram posted it. She added that her daughter goes to school with the girl in the video.
The identities of the teens have not been revealed. It is also not known in which store the prank went down in.
"I'm like 'Are they spitting in there?'" said Edwards. "When I first saw it, it just made me disgusted because I'm pregnant."
The video, which surfaced Monday, came in the wake of the "ice cream challenge" videos, which show people licking icecream from ice-cream tubs and returning them on the shelf. The disgusting trend started after a video showing a teen girl licking a carton of Blue Bell ice cream in a store before putting it back in the freezer. The viral video was followed by a host of similar prank videos, which resulted in at least one person's arrest.
"I don't know what's in kids' minds these days, but that's not right at all," said Edwards, who added she hopes police track down the teens responsible. "At the end of the day, somebody could sick, horribly sick. Hospitalized," said Edwards. "It don't matter. That's worse than E. coli to me."
The video has been shared more than 50 times and viewed by over 2,000. While some people have called the prank disturbing others have called it stomach-turning. "So we can’t even grocery shop now,” one Twitter commenter said, while another wrote, “Parents, put your phones away and pay attention to your kids."
According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, the teens' actions constituted what is known as consumer product tampering, which is a level 6 felony under Indiana law.