Mother ‘disgusted’ after video surfaces of teens spitting in soda bottles at Indiana store

A video posted to social media shows two teens spitting in soda bottles before returning them to a store cooler. (Brittney Edwards via WTHR)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A mother in Indiana is drawing attention to a disturbing trend of tampering with food items at stores after a recent video surfaced of teens partaking in the crime.

Brittany Edwards posted the video to her Facebook page after she said a girl posted it online, WTHR reports. Edwards told the station her daughter follows the girl on Instagram.

The video shows two teens taking soda bottles from a store cooler, spitting in them and putting them back in the cooler.

The post comes after a video surfaced of a juvenile in Texas licking a carton of Blue Bell ice cream before putting the lid back on and placing it back in the freezer.

"I don't know what's in kids' minds these days, but that's not right at all," Edwards told WTHR, adding she hopes police track down the teens responsible. "At the end of the day, somebody could sick, horribly sick. Hospitalized.”

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police tell WTHR that what the teens are seen doing is considered consumer product tampering, a level 6 felony under Indiana law.