Red Bull Being Blackmailed with Threats of Feces Contamination in Drinks

| by Michael Allen

The energy drink company Red Bull says it is being blackmailed by unidentified persons, who have threatened to place cans of Red Bull, contaminated with feces, on store shelves.

Red Bull says the threats started several weeks ago, but Marcus Neher of the Salzburg, Austria Public Prosecutor's office said on Friday that "up to now there has only been a claim of contamination." 

Grocery stores say there are no signs that the drinks have been tampered with, reports the Associated Press.

Red Bull says it is "cooperating closely" with police, but offers no details on the perpetrators' demands or the stores that are targeted.

Source: Associated Press