I purchased a bottle of Arizona iced tea from a local 7/11 convenience store. It is a dark bottle and was cold when I pulled it from the shelf, so it had been placed in the refrigerated section for some time and was not noticeably different from other bottles. When I proceeded to drink from the bottle, I noticed that the beverage did not taste like iced tea and immediately spit it out. Upon further inspection, I can see that it actually contains trash and other items. I believe that someone tampered with the bottle and then placed it on the shelf for purchase.
And you suffered what type of damages.... Without damages there is no basis to consider a lawsuit.
You would have the burden of establishing both why it was the store's fault that someone committed this crime there, and how you were damaged.
Take the bottle back to the store for a refund and complain to the manager. You do not have sufficient damages to warrant a court case.
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