A couple in Chevy Chase, Maryland were surprised to find a new ingredient in their salad mix, a live scorpion. Shanmukha Pranay Rajeev Jerripothula said he and his wife bought a bag of spinach from a local Giant store last week and on Monday afternoon, his wife, Sri Sindhusha Boddapati, opened the bag to make lunch when she noticed something unusual.
“I saw something inside the bag crawling,” she said. “I thought it was a cricket in the beginning, and then I noticed when it was [in] the bottle that it is a scorpion.”
Boddapati captured the unwelcomed addition to her salad in a bottle and captured the video with her cellphone to show her husband. Once he returned home, he returned the bottle to the store asking the store to recall the product.
When contacted by News4, Giant Food of Landover, Maryland, issued a statement regarding the incident:
“Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. We regret any inconvenience to our customer. We take the quality of our products very seriously, and we are following up with the supplier to take every step to ensure this isolated incident does not occur in the future.”