Simpsonville, SC - (WYFF) - A fast food employee in South Carolina is accused of spitting in customers' drinks after they complained that he messed up their order.
According to Greenville County deputies, a woman and her daughter went to the McDonald's on Northeast Main Street on Saturday to get sweet tea.
Deputy Laura Campbell says, "Once they got their drinks, they pulled forward and took a sip and realized it was actually unsweet tea, an easy mistake to make."
Deputy Campbell says the customers went back through the drive-thru, got two new teas, tasted them and realized that once again they'd gotten unsweet tea, but this time they decided to go home and add their own sweetener.
Deputies say the mother and daughter took the lids off their cups and saw phlegm in their tea.
"The victims provided statements, but we also had photographs of the phlegm inside the cups, and the investigators, once they got the case, ended up going to the McDonald's and reviewed tape," Deputy Campbell explains.
According to a warrant; surveillance video showed 19-year-old Marvin Washington Junior leaning his face down to the drinks before filling them.
Washington Junior appeared before a judge at a bond hearing.
Deputies say food tampering is a serious crime and you should report it. If you think it's happened to you.
Deputy Campbell says, "When it becomes bodily fluid, people have all kinds of contagious viruses or diseases and I'm not saying Mr. Washington did, but at the same token, it's not welcome and it's not something they needed to ingest."
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