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Man accused of tampering with food at Valley Target stores arrested in California

Posted at 10:30 AM, Feb 12, 2019

LOS ALTOS, CA — Authorities in California have arrested a transient they say spilled bleach on grocery store food packages -- something he's already accused of doing in the Valley.

Authorities Monday announced last week's arrest of David Lohr at a Los Altos bus stop after he allegedly poured hydrogen peroxide in a bus.

He's facing federal food tampering charges. It's unclear whether he has an attorney.

Lohr was wanted for allegedly pouring hydrogen peroxide and bleach near rotisserie chicken and on packages of ice, shrimp, beer and eggs at stores in Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach in December and last month. No injuries are reported.

Lohr faces similar charges in Arizona.

He was arrested last October for alleged food tampering at six Target stores in Phoenix and neighboring suburbs.

Target officials at the time said there was potential tampering of frozen pizzas, ice cream, fresh beef, pork, and chicken products at the following stores:

  • Uptown Camelback (1625 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016)
  • Arcadia Crossing (4515 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018)
  • Ahwatukee (4734 E. Ray Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85044)
  • Tempe (1818 E. Baseline Rd. Tempe, AZ 85283)
  • Chandler West Santan (3425 W. Frye Rd. Chandler, AZ 85226)
  • Scottsdale (9000 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85250)