Couple find live scorpion in bag of spinach
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.