MANCHESTER, Mo. (KMOV) – Police say no charges will be filed against a man initially accused of “spiking” soup with a foreign substance at a Manchester Dierberg’s Market salad bar on March 29.
The incident happened at the Dierberg’s Market at 421 Lafayette Center.
Authorities said witnesses saw the man putting something into the soup and alerted store workers. The employees removed the soup before anyone bought any after the man was spotted doctoring it.
Police said two videos from store surveillance helped them identify the man who tampered with the soup. Authorities said the man voluntarily went to the Manchester Police Station with his attorney April 2.
During the interview, police said he admitted to shopping at the store on Friday, but denied putting anything in the soup.
Police said the suspect he was initially arrested and booked on second-degree property damage before being released.
But authorities said no charges could be filed because Dierberg’s threw out the soup and could not be used as evidence.