Cops: McDonald's worker spit in customers' drinks

Cops: McDonald's worker spit in customers' drinks

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TO GO WITH Lifestyle-India-health-obesity-food,FEATURE by Adam Plowright People eat at an Indian McDonalds fast food outlet in New Delhi on October 4, 2011. Every lunch time at a McDonald's on the corner of one of central New Delhi's biggest streets, queues of hungry young patrons, often four-wide and unruly, snake towards the counters. The majority of those standing in line are under 30, most are in Western rather than Indian dress, and almost all in their choice of conversation and style are identifiably part of the much-fabled booming Indian middle class. But the increasing consumption of processed food that is high in fat and sugar is causing worries that India is importing the Western disease of obesity, creating a ticking public health bomb that the country can ill-afford. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 18, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 5:03 AM

   SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina county's deputies say a McDonald's employee spit in two customers' cups of iced tea after the drinks were returned because they weren't sweet enough.
  

Authorities say 19-year-old Marvin Washington Jr. was arrested Wednesday and charged with malicious tampering with food.
  

Greenville County investigators say surveillance video caught Washington leaning over the cups before he filled them Saturday at the Simpsonville restaurant. Authorities say the customers discovered phlegm when they removed the lids of the drinks to add more sugar because the iced tea still was not sweet enough.
  

The owner of the McDonald's says he follows stringent food safety procedures and asked people not to reach conclusions until all the facts come out.
  

It wasn't immediately clear Wednesday if Washington had a lawyer.

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