Man Accused of Tampering With Food Sold At Retail Stores

David Clare Lohr

PHOENIX – David Clare Lohr has been indicted by a State Grand Jury for allegedly tampering with food items at multiple retail stores within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

According to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, between October 1, 2018 and October 29, 2018, Lohr allegedly tampered with food items at seven different Valley stores. Lohr is accused of pouring bleach or hydrogen peroxide on the food items at some of the locations. The stores he allegedly targeted were located in Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Chandler.

Authorities believe that the tampered food was discovered prior to anyone consuming the items. There have been no reports of any illness associated with the consumption of the tampered items.

Lohr was first arrested in October of 2018, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office charged him with criminal damage. After Lohr was released from custody, he went to California. In February 2019, the FBI arrested him for allegedly tampering with consumer products. Lohr is currently in federal custody. The Attorney General’s Office has placed a retainer on Lohr. Once his federal case concludes, he will be transferred back to Arizona to answer for his state charges.

Lohr is facing 10 felony counts:

● One Count of Criminal Damage, a Class 2 Felony

● Nine Counts of Adding Poison or Other Harmful Substance to Food, Drink or Medicine as Class 6 Felonies

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