Vandal throws bag of biological waste in Novato market

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Monday, October 26, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (KGO) -- Novato police arrested a man suspected of tossing a bag full of feces, urine, paint and rubbing alcohol at a grocery store's meat counter.

Police said Monday that officers arrested 45-year-old Charles Nishi at a homeless encampment in Novato.

Novato police said a hazardous material crew responded to the Harvest Market at about 5 p.m. Sunday to clean up the mess, which prompted the store to close earlier than usual.

Police are investigating whether Nishi is the same person who got into a dispute with store workers Saturday. Nishi was booked into jail on suspicion of felony vandalism, unlawful release of offensive matter at a business, unlawful dumping of waste matter on private property and possession of suspected methamphetamine.