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Cockroach spotted crawling on food kiosk at Tyrone Square

Posted at 12:02 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 17:57:03-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A new Dirty Dining warning if you are headed to the Tyrone Square mall.

A customer posted a video on Facebook showing what appears to be cockroaches crawling on the equipment at the "Avocado Foods" kiosk inside the St. Petersburg mall.

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The person who posted the video said on social media she was waiting for her guacamole to be made but saw a couple of cockroaches crawling around. She said in the post that she immediately asked for a refund.

ABC Action News anchor Wendy Ryan reached out to Carlos Chaibub, the owner of Avocado Foods. Chaibub said he called pest control and took care of the cockroach problem and did everything the inspector told him to do.

He added he is now in compliance with the Division of Hotels and Restaurants and Avocado Foods received a clean inspection.