Cou­ple find live scor­pion in bag of spinach

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

A Mary­land cou­ple says they found a live scor­pion inside a bag of pack­aged spinach that was pur­chased from a Gi­ant food store.

Sri Sind­husha Bod­da­p­ati of Chevy Chase told news out­lets that she no­ticed some­thing crawl­ing inside the bag Mon­day.

She said she initially thought it was a cricket but re­al­ized it was a scor­pion after cap­tur­ing it in a wa­ter bot­tle.

Her hus­band, Shan­mukha Pranay Ra­jeev Jer­ripothula, took the bot­tle to the Lan­dover store where they bought the spinach. He said he asked store of­fi­cials to stop sell­ing the spinach, but they re­fused.

In a state­ment, Gi­ant Food of Lan­dover de­scribed what hap­pened as an “iso­lated in­ci­dent.” The com­pany said it is tak­ing steps to en­sure it doesn’t hap­pen again.

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