South Carolina woman busted for licking hands, touching grocery store food

A South Carolina woman was arrested for licking her hands and touching food and fixtures at a grocery store — just days after allegedly doing the same at a sandwich shop, police said.

Shenir Gibson Holliday, 38, was taken into custody Saturday after cops responded to an IGA supermarket in Sumter, where she was spotted on surveillance footage allegedly licking her hands and coughing before touching freezer doors and several products, police said Sunday.

Holliday, of Sumter, was also seen on the footage licking her hands and touching items in another section of the supermarket, police said.

Cops responding to a call of a suspicious person located Holliday in the supermarket’s parking lot.

She was identified as a suspect in a similar “hand-licking” incident at a sandwich shop in Sumter last week, police said.

A manager at Sub Station II told police that Holliday was caught on video there licking her fingers before paying a clerk at the eatery. She also allegedly spread her saliva on a debit machine and licked several quarters before dropping them into a tip jar, The State reports.

Holliday is now facing charges of aggravated breach of peace and food tampering. She was also issued a citation for violating the state’s home or work order and has been mandated by a judge to be tested for COVID-19, police said.

Holliday remained in custody Monday in lieu of $100,000 bond, jail records show.

If convicted of food tampering, a felony, Holliday could receive a maximum sentence of 20 years. She faces up to 10 years if convicted of aggravated breach of peace, The State reports.


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