Company Says Clerk Urinated Into Soda
DELTONA, Fla. - A convenience store worker has admitted urinating into a soda bottle, causing a customer who drank from it to become violently ill, his bosses say.
Publix Super Markets spokesman Dwaine Stevens said the accused employee, who works at a Pix Convenience Store in Deltona, was suspended after the company learned of the incident this week. An internal investigation is being completed.
Lab tests done by Publix on the contaminated Mountain Dew confirmed the soda contained urine, Stevens said. The supermarket giant owns the Pix chain.
“It is an isolated incident done by one of our associates,” Stevens said. “Whatever measure is necessary, it will be executed and the employee will be dealt with.”
Publix has not filed a criminal complaint but the option has not been ruled out, Stevens said.
The victim, a foreman with a Daytona Beach construction company, became suspicious of the drink after he chugged the beverage last week, his attorney, Daniel Newlin, said
“He vomited three or four times afterward,” said Newlin, who did not release his client’s name in order to protect the man’s privacy.
Newlin said that upon the advice of an infectious-disease doctor, the victim was being tested for diseases such as gonorrhea and hepatitis C.
“We’re hopeful that the person who did this wasn’t carrying any sexual, or otherwise, virus that could cause him harm,” Newlin said. “Unfortunately, the doctors were very concerned.”
Hard to tell from the story but it seems the guy drank the entire bottle and then became suspicious…I know Mountain Dew is nasty but is it really that nasty that you wouldnt immediately realize something wasnt quite right? Not exactly a ringing endorsement for Mountain Dew.