Enemas are decidedly something no one should buy secondhand, yet customers at a Jacksonville CVS might have done just that unknowingly. Employees at the store caught a man who repeatedly returned used boxes of enemas. The probe, no pun intended, is now being led by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
An employee of the CVS, 22-year-old Dustin McDonald, recognized the repeat customer and found it odd that he made a regular habit of returning enemas in the past few months. McDonald asked the unidentified man why he was returning the enemas. He replied they were for his mother, but she no longer needed them. The clerk accepted the return, but then checked the packaging. He discovered that the bottom of the packaging had been reglued and that all four enemas had been used. He then checked the rest of the store's stock and noticed that at least three other boxes had been reglued and contained empty and used enemas.
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Though McDonald made the discovery June 5, the CVS store didn't contact police until June 12, when the man once again tried to return another pack of enemas. The clerk refused to accept the return, and loss prevention at other nearby CVS locations were notified. The man was spotted in the parking lot June 13, and eventually an arrest was made.
In a statement to the Smoking Gun, the CVS believes that as many as 12 boxes of six-pack enemas might have been used. Customers who might have bought the enemas after they were returned used are being contacted.
The suspect was arrested on an unrelated warrant but has not yet been charged for this particular crime. The FDA continues to investigate.