Woman mixes rubbing alcohol in juice at Starbucks

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Credit: Getty Images

Would you like some alcohol with your breakfast?

On Monday police arrested a woman after she allegedly slipped two “tainted” bottles of orange juice in the fridge of a Starbucks in San Jose.

What was it tainted with? Rubbing alcohol.

Ramineh Behbehanian, 51, was arrested and charted with attempted murder. Authorities say the bottles contained a “lethal dose” of rubbing alcohol.

Behbehanian raised suspicion when a customer spotter her allegedly pulling two bottles of orange juice from a and putting them in the display case, said Police Sgt. Jason Dwyer.

The customer alerted a Starbucks employee who called police. The employee also pulled the bottles of orange juice from the display and evacuated the store until firefighters came to determine the contents of the bottles said Starbucks spokesperson Zack Hutson.

According to Hutson the employee also pulled the remaining juices and destroyed them. Other Starbucks stores in the surrounding area were also notified of the incident and advised to check their bottles.

“According to our San Jose firefighters that were on the scene and the fire captain there – they really are the experts there – it was a lethal dose,” Dwyer said of the rubbing alcohol.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the “probably lethal oral dose” of rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) is about 190 grams, which is about half a soda can


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