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Needle found in mandarin in Yokohama store

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A customer discovered a needle stuck in a mikan (mandarin) that was purchased from a supermarket in Yokohama's Aoba Ward, police said Monday, adding they believe someone spiked the fruit on purpose.

The customer, who purchased the mikan from a Tokyu Store on Sunday night, was about to eat it when she noticed a needle stuck inside. She took the mikan back to the store. The mikan came in a bag of seven, but the other six were untouched, as were other mikan at the supermarket.

According to police, the needle was about 5 cm long, and part of it was sticking out of the fruit. Police are currently investigating distribution channels for the fruit.

© Wire reports

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welcome to world of the passive agressive

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Yeah, I thought a needle in a mandarin meant poking pins in bureaucrats too. I could support that. Why people put pins in mikan is just sick.

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Was this mandarin pure or loaded with the white powder? What a perfect self service for drugs pushers. I also like to know what was inside mandarin or was this a welcome sign for free drug injection? It is very strange story.

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Horrible thing to do, but I don't think anyone would mistakenly swallow it. It's 5 c.m long.

More likely she would have injured her hands while trying to peel it, as it wouldn't escape notice beyond that point. But that brings us back to betterdays' question, was it a sewing needle or a syringe needle?

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Done by someone who has a grudge against the store. The customer is very lucky to have discoverd it before mistakenly swallowing it

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They forgot to tell us wether it was a sewing needle or syringe needle

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Is this spiked as in adding drugs or spike as in a physical spike? Or can spike be used for non-drug related, harm inducing action?

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they believe someone spiked the fruit on purpose.

Really? I thought needles went around on their own to find their way into food.

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Haha yeah it's strange that when I read "needle" I automatically assumed this was going to be about drugs. Kinda scary though.

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Oh my God! I hope they catch whoever was responsible!

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I thought this was going to be a story about a junkie civil servant.

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