JUNE 29--A Florida man is under investigation for repeatedly returning boxes of used enemas to a CVS pharmacy where workers re-shelved the items, cops report.
The unidentified suspect, who has not yet been charged in a product tampering probe being led by the federal Food and Drug Administration, was arrested earlier this month on an unrelated outstanding warrant. He is currently locked up.
The repulsive probe began earlier this month when a worker told Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputies that the suspect, on four occasions, had purchased ready-to-use saline enemas only to later return the items.The only reason this was discovered is because a manager did his job right, and checked the returned items. They could have been ignored, skipped and put back on the shelves for an unsuspecting consumer.
Yes, managers have a job to do, but don't let it replace your duty as a consumer to inspect packaging. Maybe it's because I remember the great Tylenol scare of the 80s, but I have always checked my seals and tamper labels. We should be able to expect stores to be responsible and thorough, like this manager was. But we should never trust enough not to use our own eyes and common sense as a final barrier to the ickdom that awaits us out there.