The female suspect who reportedly urinated on a bin of potatoes at a Pennsylvania Walmart has turned herself in.
What are the details?
Grace Brown, a 20-year-old Pennsylvania woman, turned herself into authorities after surveillance video showed her urinating on potatoes at a West Mifflin Walmart.
The incident was discovered early Thursday morning. According to KDKA-TV, Brown reportedly urinated in a bin of potatoes shortly after entering the store. She left after the incident, according to surveillance footage.
Walmart addressed the incident and insisted that they took all steps to remedy the situation inside the store.
The safety of our customers is a top priority for us. This type of obscene conduct is outrageous and we immediately disposed of the affected products and sanitized the area to ensure its cleanliness and safety for our customers. We're working with the West Mifflin Police Department to find the responsible party and have them prosecuted.
In a statement, the West Mifflin Borough Police Department said that the Allegheny County District Attorney's office suggested Brown be charged with criminal mischief, open lewdness, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness in connection with the incident.
The statement added:
The LPO was informed by an employee that on the day before he noticed urine on the floor near the potatoes in the produce area. The LPO then pulled video that depicted a female at approximately 22:10 hours on July 24, 2019 urinating in the potato bins. The LPO then reported the incident to the West Mifflin Police.
The Detectives of the West Mifflin Police Department investigated the incident and were able to identify the actor as Grace Brown and made contact with her. Ms. Brown along with her attorney came to the station where she identified herself as the person urinating on the potatoes.
Casey White, Brown's attorney, said that her client was remorseful for the act, but did not explain the reasoning behind it.
"Clearly, she doesn't want to see herself portrayed in that light," White told WTAE-TV. "She's a young lady that has a full-time job. She's a high-school graduate. She's working to make her life better.
"She's embarrassed," White added. "She's a young woman that made a mistake, but she's going to address whatever issues she may or may not have. She's going to move forward."
You can watch a video report on the incident here.