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