Police seek charges against worker for contaminating food

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus police seek to arrest a fast-food worker on felony charges of intentionally serving contaminated food.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Sky Juliett Samuel who was working at a Jack’s Family Restaurant on Jan. 7. A co-worker says she saw Samuel lick and wipe bodily fluids on an order before serving it.

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WCBI-TV  reports that police expect to charge Samuel under a law that makes it illegal to “knowingly sell unwholesome bread or drink.” The crime is punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison.

The incident received attention after the co-worker’s mother posted about it on Facebook.

Jack’s, based in Homewood, Alabama, says it’s cooperating with police. The company says it continues its own investigation and has hired an outside investigator.



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