GREENVILLE, SC — Police have arrested a 19-year-old McDonald’s employee, accusing him of spitting in two sweet teas before serving them to a customer.
According to Greenville County deputies, a woman claimed to have gone through the McDonald’s drive-thru and ordered two sweet teas for herself and her daughter and realized they were unsweetened.
She exchanged the teas for two sweet teas but realized once again that they were unsweetened. She decided not to return them a second time and chose to sweeten them when she got home.
When she removed the lids, she saw “a large deposit of phlegm floating at the top of both drinks.”
She called police who were able to view surveillance video from within the restaurant that showed McDonald’s employee, Marvin Washington Jr., leaning his face down to the cups before filling them with tea.
he was subsequently charged with unlawful/malicious tampering with food and later released from jail on $5,000 bond.
The owner of the Simpsonville fast-food restaurant, John Kennedy, cautions anyone from reaching a conclusion about the safety and well-being of his customers without the facts.…Continue Reading
New York – A woman in New York just became the fifth person in 30 years to be charged with self-abortion in that state, after a dead fetus was found in the trash.
Police have charged 20-year-old Yaribely Almonte with self-abortion after a man was sorting recyclables outside a Manhattan building, and discovered a seven-inch long fetus wrapped in a trash bag.
The age of the fetus has not been reported but in New York, abortion is illegal after six months of pregnancy unless it’s performed to save the mother’s life. Almonte rented a room in the building for a short while and allegedly ended her pregnancy by drinking an herbal tea that can cause a miscarriage.
The concoction has become increasingly more common in Mexico and other parts of Latin America in recent years. Abortion rights advocates say this is because because of a lack of insurance or mistrust of the medical system, even.
“It’s been well discussed in the Latino community that there’s an issue about health and safety and the use of medication outside of a doctor’s care for pregnancy termination,” said Elizabeth Toledo, a public relations consultant for abortion rights groups.…Continue Reading