Woman Arrested In Starbucks Attempted Poisoning Released From Jail

CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – The attorney for a woman released without charges Thursday after being accused of placing two bottles of poisoned orange juice into a Starbucks refrigerator in San Jose said her arrest was “a case of mass hysteria.”

Dennis Lempert spoke to reporters outside the San Jose home of Ramineh “Romi” Behbehanian, 50, after she was released from jail early Thursday evening and questioned whether witnesses actually saw his client place the bottles in the refrigerator and whether the bottles contained poison at all.

Behbehanian had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and felony poisoning after a customer said she swapped out two bottles of orange juice with her own tainted bottles that she brought to the store in a Starbucks bag on Monday afternoon.

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Police said the fire department responded to the coffee shop, located at 6009 Snell Ave., and determined…

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