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Australian police arrest boy for hiding needles in strawberries

Australian police arrest boy for hiding needles in strawberries

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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Police in New South Wales, Australia, arrested a young boy who confessed to putting needles inside strawberries, something authorities described as a copycat of other incidents across the country. NSW Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith announced the boy's arrest Wednesday during a news conference. "Obviously in the last few days we found a young person has admitted to a prank, including putting needles in strawberries, and he'll be dealt with under the youth cautioning system," he said. Police do not believe the boy, whose name and age were not reported, is the only one responsible for putting sewing needles inside pieces of fruit. The incidents have mostly involved strawberries, but there also were reports of tampering in apples and bananas. In one case, a man ...