Police are investigating a malicious prank video that was uploaded to YouTube on Jan 11, in which someone is seen stabbing a toothpick into the package of a snack food at a supermarket in Chofu, Tokyo.
The video begins with the man's voice saying "Are you all well? This is 'prank at the supermarket' round 2!" He then takes a toothpick and walks up to a display filled with dry goods and snacks. He uses the toothpick to pierce the top of one of the packages, pushes it in and then exits the store without purchasing anything.
The store was forced to pull many products from the shelves, and inform customers to be wary of a toothpick that may have been placed into the snack food, NTV reported Wednesday.
Police discovered that the same YouTube user had uploaded another prank video on Jan 4, in which he committed a similar act a separate supermarket.
The perpetrator faces a charge of obstruction of business, if he is caught, police said.© Japan Today