A videotaped shot of fired Domino's worker 'Michael' stuffing cheese up his nose, which he then puts on food he's preparing. He and camerawoman 'Kristy' now face criminal charges.
Two Domino's Pizza employees in North Carolina face felony charges after a video showed them passing gas on salami, stuffing cheese up their nostrils — then using the foul fixins' in the fast food.
The silly-yet-stomach-turning clips — which also showed the workers sneezing and blowing their noses on meals they were handling — were filmed at a Conover, N.C., Domino's and posted on YouTube.
Kristy Lynn Hammonds, 31, and Michael Anthony Setzer, 32, have each been charged with distributing prohibited foods — the same North Carolina statute that forbids any tampering with Halloween candy, police said.
The pair, who called themselves "Michael" and "Kristy," were fired immediately after the video surfaced and turned themselves in to police Wednesday.
Setzer was later released under $7,500 bond, while Hammonds remained in jail under a similar bond. Both reportedly have court dates set for Thursday.
The pizza delivery giant said it was stunned when the footage surfaced.
Click here to watch one of the videos on YouTube. Warning: Graphic Content.
Click here to watch another of the videos on YouTube. Warning: Graphic Content.
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Employees characterized the stunt as a prank, and Domino's said the filthy food was never served.
But a spokeswoman said the company "was not in a forgive-and-forget mood," the BBC reported, thus, taking the extra step to file a criminal complaint.
Domino's apologized for the actions of "Michael" and "Kristy" and said the videos marred "the hard work performed by the 125,000 men and women working for Domino's" in the United States and all over the world.
The company also said it plans to file a civil lawsuit against the pranksters.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.