A Florida man allegedly returned a dozen used enema kits to a local CVS, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Since the suspect claimed the kits had not been opened, the store placed the packages back onto shelves. Unfortunately for all involved, several of these tainted kits were purchased by unsuspecting customers. Efforts were to made to inform several CVS patrons that they may have an unpleasant surprise waiting for them in the bathroom.
For putting the health of others at considerable risk, 34-year-old Ronald Eugene Robinson has been indicted by a federal grand jury for tampering with consumer products. If he’s found guilty of returning at least a dozen used enema kits to CVS, Robinson could face up to ten years in prison and a hefty fine of $250,000.
According to the New York Daily News, the Jacksonville drugstore first noticed the unusual amount of enema kits being returned in June. An eagle-eyed employee reportedly discovered the suspect’s penchant for returning these unused kits, prompting a quick investigation of the products on the shelf. It was then that the store realized they had a serious problem on their hands.
In order to make his returns look legit, Robinson reportedly re-glued the enema kits shut. Of course, when investigators had a look at the kits and the fluid contained within, they discovered the enemas contained traces of fecal matter.
The Smoking Gun reports that, in addition to returning used enema kits to Florida drugstores, Ronald Eugene Robinson has been arrested for writing bad checks and burglary. Although these crimes are certainly deplorable, they definitely pale in comparison to what Robinson did to several unsuspecting CVS customers.
The store explained that everyone who bought the used enema kits has been contacted about the embarrassing snafu. What would you do if you discovered you’d purchased a tampered personal care item from a drugstore?