Fast food worker arrested after filmed 'spitting on food'


A 20-year-old fast food worker has been arrested after a video was posted online that appeared to show him spitting on a pizza intended for customers.

The man was taken into police custody on Sunday and his arrest “stems from a video going around,” said Officer Dan Donakowski, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department.

The video appeared on Instagram over the weekend and shows someone spitting on the pizza, according to WXYZ-TV. He was reportedly working at a food stand at a Major League Baseball game.

Officials from Comerica Park, an open-air ballpark located in Downtown Detroit, determined the video was recorded on Friday, when the Detroit Tigers hosted the Kansas City Royals, WWJ-AM reported.

A video of a man spitting on a pizza before rubbing sauce into it went viral. Source: _nellmay/ Instagram

The head of security at the park reported the spitting incident to police on Friday, Donakowski told The Associated Press.

Charges against the man were being reviewed on Monday, according to Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.

Detroit Sportservice, which provides food service at the ballpark, said in a statement that it “immediately closed that food stand and disposed of all the product” after learning about the incident.

It says food safety is the “top priority” and that it will take any appropriate action to protect guests.