Shoppers seeking a great deal on “high-end” cosmetics wound up with far more than they bargained for. According to multiple sources a raid by the Los Angeles Police Department uncovered bootleg make-up that contained bacteria as well as trace amounts of animal feces and urine.
The raid involved 21 locations in Los Angeles’ fashion district and resulted in $700,000 in counterfeit cosmetics. So how did animal poo and urine wind up in the fake make-up? According to Detective Rick Ishitani, it’s likely the result of the impostor make-up being stirred up in someone’s unsanitary garage or bathroom.
Kim Kardashian West Tweeted about the make-up bust after her sister, Kylie’s, lip stick (the fake stuff of course), turned up in the products that were confiscated:
Counterfeit Kylie lip kits seized in LAPD raid test positive for feces SO GROSS! Never buy counterfeit products!
As is so often the case, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Something reiterated by LAPD’s Captain Marc Reina:
Busted! Major Task Force hits 21 locations in the
@LAFashionDist and nets $700,000 in Counterfeit cosmetics found to contain bacteria and human waste. The best price is not always the best deal! #ProtectingOurCommunity
(Image via Twitter)
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Someone intentionally burned this young dog – read the story here.
California man accused of stealing and burning his mom’s pit bull – read more here.
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