Illinois Man Says He Put Needles in Packaged Meat "Just for the Hell of It".

Published 08/04 2014 11:13AM

Updated 08/04 2014 11:16AM

(NBC News) An Illinois man is in jail, accused of sticking sewing needles into packages of meat in a Belleville grocery store.

Court documents show Ronald Avers is accused of sliding sewing needles into packaged meat like ground beef, roasts and pork chops from May of last year to this July at a Shop 'n Save grocery store.

The court documents state he confessed telling officials he "didn't know why he did it...just for the hell of it".

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