Calif. Woman Accused of Tainting Orange Juice at Starbucks

2:54 PM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
This December 13, 2012 photo shows a sign for a Starbucks coffee house in Washington, DC. (Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A woman in Northern California is facing attempted murder charges after authorities say she tried to sneak orange juice bottles spiked with rubbing alcohol inside a Starbucks.

San Jose police released additional details about the case on Tuesday. They say 50-year-old Ramineh Behbehanian fled when a customer alerted store staff that she saw Behbehanian remove two bottles of orange juice from her bag and place them in a refrigerated display case on Monday.

A store employee took down Behbehaian's license plate, and she was arrested at her home a short distance away on suspicion of attempted murder and poisoning.

Sgt. Jason Dwyer says firefighters determined the bottles contained a mixture of orange juice and a lethal amount of rubbing alcohol. No one consumed the juice.

Police don't have a motive.

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