Pharmacist Sabotaged 500 COVID-19 Vaccine Vials Believing They Were ‘Unsafe’

A Wisconsin pharmacist accused of deliberately sabotaging more than 500 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine allegedly told investigators he tampered with the vials because he believed they were unsafe, according to new details revealed Monday in court.

The Grafton Police Department released a probable cause statement revealing more details about Stephen Brandenburg’s Dec. 31 arrest at his home.

The 46-year-old pharmacist, whose license was granted in 1997, was “an admitted conspiracy theorist,” and told investigators he believed the Moderna vaccine “was not safe for people and could harm them and change their DNA,” Det. Sgt. Eric Sutherland said in the probable cause statement.

Brandenburg gave “a full confession that he had done exactly this. His intent was to destroy the medication. He did the things that he was accused of,” Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol told a judge during the Zoom video conference hearing.

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