Los Angeles counterfeit makeup had traces of animal feces, urine, police say

It turns out some deals are too good to be true.

Officials investigating $700,000 of counterfeit cosmetics seized from 21 stalls at a Los Angeles shopping market last week reportedly found high levels of bacteria and traces of animal feces and urine in the makeup.

"The best price is not always the best deal!" Los Angeles Police Capt. Marc Reina wrote on his Twitter account next to images of police looking at vendors in The Santee Alley.

The shopping area, located in Los Angeles' Fashion District, bills itself as "popular for bargain shopping and a lively atmosphere."

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