Police: Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Allegedly Sprayed Donuts With Bleach Before Giving Them to Teens

Originally published by NBC Washington in July 2016.

An employee at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Virginia allegedly sprayed day-old donuts with a cleaning solution that contained bleach before giving them away to a group of teenagers who later ate them, Virginia police said.

The teenagers had previously received the store’s leftover donuts for free, and they had returned to the Dunkin’ Donuts in the 2900 block of Chain Bridge Road for more on July 25, Fairfax County police said.

Someone at the store denied their request multiple times but eventually relented and told the teens to come back later in the day, police said.

Before the group came back, that employee allegedly sprayed the donuts with “a cleaning solution that contained bleach” and then handed them off to the teenagers, police said.

The teens ate “anywhere from one bite to a whole donut,” police said, before they realized something may be wrong with the food and called police.

No one was injured, and a criminal investigation is ongoing.

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