There is a novel criminal case just filed against two Domino’s Pizza worker who filmed a prank in the restaurant’s kitchen and put it on the Internet with over a million hits on YouTube alone. Now, prosecutors have hit them with felony charges for delivery prohibited foods.
The video shows one worker in Conover, N.C. making sandwiches for delivery while putting cheese up his nose, putting snot on sandwiches, and other disgusting acts. Domino’s insists that the worker said that they did not actually send the food out — a pretty convenient and predictable defense from the workers that customers might find less than reassuring.
In the video, a woman calling herself Kristy films Michael doing the dirty deeds on the Domino’s products: “In about five minutes it’ll be sent out on delivery where somebody will be eating these, yes, eating them, and little did they know that cheese was in his nose and that there was some lethal gas that ended up on their salami. Now that’s how we roll at Domino’s.” For the video, click here, here and and here.
Hammonds has posted an apology on emails insisting “It was fake and I wish that everyone knew that!!!!” she wrote. “I AM SOO SORRY!”
These are some pretty hefty potential charges. Hammond may have particular trouble since he reportedly has a record. On June 23, 2008, she was convicted and sentenced to two years of probation for sexual battery and is included in the North Carolina Offender Registry here. What will be interesting is if they get more time for putting snot on sandwiches than the three weeks that Jerome Kenneth Kingzio received this week for actually urinating on a woman on a flight.
Domino’s also plans to sue them civilly which could lead to crushing damages (judicial awards cannot generally be avoided through bankruptcy).
For the full story, click here