TABER – A man from southern Alberta has been charged with mischief after police say he participated in an online prank related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police in Taber say the man allegedly tampered with products inside a store.
They say a witness saw a group of four people licking some products last Thursday before they left the business, which had to remove some items and sanitize the area.
Police say a licence plate was written down and officers were able to find the four suspects.
One of them, an unnamed 20-year-old from Taber has been charged with mischief under $5,000.
Taber police Chief Graham Abela says the prank was based on what some people are calling the COVID Challenge on the popular video app TikTok.