Per the Dorset Police in South West England:
A man has been charged for allegedly contaminating goods at a supermarket in Bridport.
At around 2pm on Friday 3 April 2020 a man entered Lidl on St Andrews Road wearing a face mask and gloves. He allegedly lowered the face mask and licked his fingers, before purposefully rubbing them onto a product in the store.
Following enquiries, a 20-year-old local man was arrested and subsequently charged with an offence of contaminating or interfering with goods with intent under section 38 of the Public Order Act 1986. He is next due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 6 May 2020.
The man did not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and was not displaying symptoms.
Yahoo UK reports a 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly licking his fingers and wiping them on supermarket products.
The man reportedly wiped his saliva on an item at the Lidl store on St Andrews Road in Bridport, Dorset at around 2pm on Friday.
Dorset Police said the man entered the store wearing a face mask and gloves and was seen to lower the mask and lick his fingers before “purposefully” rubbing them on a product in the store.
The force said following inquiries, the individual was arrested and charged with an offence of contaminating or interfering with goods with intent under Section 38 of the Public Order Act 1986.
He is due to appear before Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on May 6.