A British man is undergoing trial on Tuesday, Feb. 22, after he was arrested for injecting his own blood into different supermarket food and product and throwing syringes of blood at people, causing produce and money to be lost.

Leoaai Elghareeb, a 37-year-old man from London, allegedly went around multiple supermarkets as he injected his own blood into products and food like apples, chicken tikka fillets, and microwaveable ready-to-eat meals, causing more than $500,000 in losses, according to the New York Post.

Elghareeb reportedly walked around with a bucket full of syringes that were filled with his blood, though only a few of them had needles in the end. Between his rampage, he also allegedly threw a syringe of blood at the chest of a doctor, though the doctor was not harmed, the Independent reported.

“As the defendant passed [Dr. Meghana Kulkarni], he threw a syringe at her, hitting her in the chest. Fortunately, the syringe had no needle attached to it, and it just bounced off her without causing any injuries,” prosecutor Philip Stott said.

At the supermarkets Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco, Elghareeb reportedly put the syringes of blood into different produce, causing him to fight and verbally abuse the supermarket stores’ staff before he was finally subdued.

“By this time, the police had been called and Mr. Elghareeb was detained and arrested shortly afterward further up the road outside a public house called The Distillers,” prosecutor Stott said.

Pleading not guilty due to insanity, a psychiatrist has said that Elghareeb believes that he is in a simulation where everything was fake and that he hoped his rash actions would alert the police so that they would take out a device he claims is embedded in his head.

“[He] was extremely unwell at the time, as you have heard from two consultant psychiatrists . . . This was not the acts of someone who may feel is of a fit and sane mind,” Elghareeb’s defense attorney said.

A British man is facing trial after he reportedly went to three London supermarkets to inject blood in the produce and food, causing fights between staff and the man. This is a representational image. Hush Naidoo Jade Photography/Unsplash.

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