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POLICE: Northern Va. teens cough on grocery store produce, upload videos on social media

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PURCELLVILLE, Va. (WJLA) - Juveniles in Loudoun County reportedly filmed themselves coughing on grocery store produce and then posted the videos to social media, police say.

The incident took place on Thursday in Purcellville, Va.

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The grocery store has since removed the tainted items and has reportedly taken appropriate health safety measures to protect the public.

Deputy Chief Dave Dailey told ABC7 the group was seen taking videos by another patron but had not yet been able to locate the video in question on social media.

Dailey said that the grocery store surveillance was not able to capture the incident, but showed the teens in the store.

Authorities are reporting a disturbing trend involving these types of activities being uploaded onto social media.

Police are asking for parental assistance in monitoring their teenager's activities during these stressful times when area school systems have closed due to COVID-19 fears.

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