Michigan Man Charged with Spraying Mouse Poison on Supermarket Produce
05/05/2016 AT 04:40 PM EDT
Kyle Bessemer, 29, allegedly confessed on Tuesday to spraying salad bars and produce sections of various supermarkets, according to a FBI press release obtained by PEOPLE. In addition to mouse poison, the solution allegedly contained hand sanitizer and water.
A press release from the Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney's office did not specify which supermarkets Bessemer is charged with contaminating.
On Sunday, the FBI requested the public's assistance in identifying a man allegedly seen on cameras in an Ann Arbor supermarket sprinkling a liquid on shopping carts.
After receiving tips, the FBI captured Bessemer on Tuesday and while in custody he allegedly confessed, the press release states.
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Following the arrest, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development released a state advisory urging citizens to throw away potentially contaminated food from the suspected victimized supermarkets.
"Out of an abundance of caution and to protect public health and food safety, I encourage consumers to dispose of any foods purchased from salad bars, olive bars and ready-to-eat hot and cold food areas from these stores between mid-March and the end of April," said MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams.
The MDARD says Bessemer may have also targeted other stores throughout the state including a Kroger in Flint, a Target and Whole Foods in Ann Arbor and a Walmart in Midland, Michigan.
Bessemer is being held on a $250,000 bond. Information on whether he has retained an attorney or entered a plea was unavailable as of press time.