A 15-year-old teen is suspected of urinating on a food display Saturday in a Texas Walmart.
Authorities were able to identify the teen after viewing a video of the alleged incident, which went viral on social media.
What are the details?
The video from the Walmart in Porter, Texas, showed a group of teenagers laughing about the urine, which puddled next to a wine bottle on a store shelf. The three teens also reportedly attempted to steal a case of beer, but were caught.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office recommends that the teen be charged with tampering with a consumer product, which is a second-degree felony charge. A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Attorney's Office said that the status of the case will remain confidential going forward, as the suspect involved in the incident is a juvenile.
A statement for Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Thanks to the help of our community, Detectives have been able to identify all three suspects involved with the vulgar incident that occurred at the Porter Wal-Mart on July 27, 2019. The suspect who actually committed the act has been identified as a 15-year-old male, and charges for Tampering with a Consumer Product (a second-degree felony) have been presented to the County Attorney's Office. On account of his age, the suspect's name cannot be released at this time. Although the other two suspects were present, no charges are being sought at this time.
As stated previously, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will not tolerate this type of behavior. Perpetrators of these type of acts will be caught, and all applicable charges will be filed against them. The success of this investigation and the timely identification of those involved is another example of the great things that can be accomplished when we work together to keep our community safe.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Walmart said that they took the proper steps in containing the incident.
"This obscene conduct is outrageous and disappointing," the spokesperson said. "As soon as we were notified, we sanitized the area to ensure its cleanliness and safety for our customers."
This is the second time in as many weeks that a suspect reportedly defiled a Walmart with urine.
Grace Brown, a 20-year-old woman, turned herself in to authorities on Tuesday after she reportedly urinated on a bin of potatoes at a Pennsylvania Walmart.
In a statement, the West Mifflin Borough Police Department said 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.
Brown's attorney said that his client is a "young lady" who is "working to make her life better."