Ballpark pizza vendor gets probation after SPITTING on a customers pie – News Today

A food service worker at the Detroit Tigers’ stadium who was fired after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation Twenty-one-year-old Jaylon Kerley also was ordered Thursday to take an anger management class and to not work around food while he serves his probation  He earlier pleaded guilty to one felony count and one misdemeanor count of food law violations The felony was punishable by up to four years behind bars. Kerley didn’t comment during Thursday’s hearing His lawyer, Carla Marable, says Kerley was ‘very remorseful.’Officials determined that the video which was subsequently posted on Instagram was recorded on September 21 during the Tigers’ game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park The pizza was apparently intended for a customer.  Tests later showed that Kerley didn’t have communicable diseases   Footage of the incident showed Kerley spitting out a large string of saliva onto a pizza before he mixed it in with the sauce After the clip went viral on social media, police investigated. The person who originally posted the video to Instagram, Quinelle May, claimed Kerley was ‘mad and having a bad day’ when he spat on the pizza – but also said he had done it in the past   Share this article Share In the video caption, May described how he reported the video to management but was shut down and sent home ‘Every time I tried to talk, they told me to shut up,’ he said.May claimed he was threatened with prosecution if he didn’t take the video down  Detroit Sportservice, the stadium’s food provider released a statement, claiming the company: ‘immediately closed that food stand and disposed of all the product’ after the video surfaced   ‘As soon as we became aware through social media of potential food tampering, we immediately closed that food stand and disposed of all the product,’ it read ‘Food safety is our top priority and we will take any appropriate action necessary to protect our guests ‘One Tigers fan, John Schiffeneder, had a particularly bleak reaction to the video saying: ‘The unfortunate part is, it’s not uncommon People don’t realize how many different places do things like that.’

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