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Poisoned O.J. placed in Calif. Starbucks, woman arrested, police say

Ramineh Behbehanian San Jose Police Dpt.

Ramineh Behbehanian
San Jose Police Dept.
(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO - A California woman was arrested Monday for allegedly sneaking bottles of orange juice mixed with rubbing alcohol into a Starbucks coffee shop.

A customer reportedly saw Ramineh Behbehanian take two bottles of orange juice from her bag and place them inside a refrigerator at a San Jose Starbucks.

The 50-year-old woman fled the establishment when the customer told staff what he saw. An employee followed her to the parking lot and got her license plate number as she drove away.

Other employees called 911 upon realizing the bottles had a toxic smell, said police.

Officials said firefighters tested the liquid and determined the bottles contained a "lethal quantity" of isopropyl rubbing alcohol mixed with the juice.

They tracked down Behbehanian at her home by using the license plate number. She was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and felony poisoning, according to officials.

Police said no one drank from the poisonous bottles and they are still looking for a motive. They believe it was an isolated incident.

Behbehanian faces attempted murder and felony poisoning charges. She could make her first court appearance on Thursday, officials said.

  • Crimesider Staff

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