In 2008, Lolong worked for Jackpot Sanitation – a port-a-john supplier in the Las Vegas area. Amber Estrada reported to Lolong while working for Jackpot as a sales representative. Estrada claims that her troubles began after she complained of having to endure a hostile work environment with Lolong as her chief harasser.
Astonishingly, according to court records, Jackpot Sanitation upper management responded to Estrada’s complaints by reassigning her in 2009 to an isolated office with one other coworker and Lolong as their boss.
“I don’t understand why I have to be over there. I’m uncomfortable. You guys know how I feel about him.” Estrada recalled saying. She described their response as telling her to “just make the best of it.”
Not long after the reassignment, Estrada noticed that the drinks she kept in her personal office refrigerator had a peculiar odor and taste, court documents state.
“It happened so many times that, when it happened to my water, it was undeniable because water has no taste. That day that I took that big swig it all hit me, this is urine and I’m pretty sure it was him,” Estrada said.
At Jackpot Sanitation’s management’s direction the Estrada and her coworker filed a police report. The police reports describe Lolong, on multiple occasions, sneaking into Estrada’s office, opening her refrigerator and urinating into her beverages. At the time of the filing, the company also engaged a local laboratory to test a sample of a beverage from Estrada’s fridge. That test came back positive for E. coli consistent with fecal matter. According to police, subsequent DNA tests confirmed her supervisor, Herman Lolong, as the source of the contamination.
A felony warrant for Lolong’s arrest was issued on the charge of willfully poisoning food or water, but Lolong disappeared before an arrest could be made. The warrant remains active.
Estrada’s attorney Travis Barrick filed a lawsuit last year against Jackpot Sanitation alleging, in part, that the company failed to maintain a safe workplace by knowingly placing Estrada in a dangerous environment with Lolong.
“Amber had complained in writing. We have the emails. They may not have known that he was going to pee in her Gatorade, but they knew he was doing stuff,” said Barrick.
Just recently, though, the Nevada Supreme Court dismissed the case, characterizing Lolong’s behavior toward Estrada as “an accident” covered by worker’s compensation.
“It’s humiliating and it’s not fair. What happened was just not fair,” said Estrada.
I’m with you, Amber.
At the risk of sounding like John Walsh, lets get Herman Lelong off the streets. If you have information about his whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. You may even receive a reward. It’s dead or alive, too. Yeah… You don’t even need to look it up. It’s definitely dead or alive.Tags: Amber Estrada, E. coli, Herman Lelong, Jackpot Sanitation, Tampering, Urine