McDonald's Employee Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison for Spitting in Drinks

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I may never eat at McDonald's for the rest of my life.

According to The Huffington Post, Marvin Washington, Jr., an employee at a Simpsonville, South Carolina McDonald's, was arrested for allegedly spitting phlegm and "bodily fluid" into a mother and daughter's unsweetened tea. The customers returned the drinks because they had ordered their drinks sweet, only to receive the wrong tea a second time. Instead of going back to complain, they simply took their drinks home, popped off the lid, and prepared to add their own sweetener to the cup. Much to their absolute horror, they discovered that Washington had left them a little surprise.

The gift, of course, was a hefty wad a sticky spit, placed right on top of their delicious beverage. The customers were understandably horrified, and took measures to punish the one responsible.

After taking pictures of the soiled tea, the pair alerted authorities, who watched the entire scene play out on the McDonald's surveillance footage. Apparently Washington, 19, can be seen leaning suspiciously over the drinks, adding his own personal sugar substitute to their order.

The owner of the McDonald's franchise has asked customers not to jump to any conclusions until the investigation is completed, but I think it's safe to say that the location will probably experience a dramatic loss of business. One would hope so, anyway.

Tampering with food is a federal offense, which means that Washington could face up to 20 years in prison if he's found guilty of the crime. On Wednesday, Washington was released from jail on $5,000 bond. Not surprisingly, several individuals on Twitter were outraged by the incident, and have graciously shared their thoughts with the world. You can read a few select posts regarding this disgusting crime below.

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Spitting in the iced tea when the customers spit back in the form of a lawsuit 24 minutes ago via Safari on iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

NOT lovin' it: McDonald's worker faces felony charges after being caught 'spitting in customers' drinks': 1 hour ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

This man is facing 20 years in prison for spitting in customers drink at mcdonalds...smh(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

That's why I'm nice to them @xBOMBCHELLE @kare11: Sec cam bust SCarolina McDonald's worker spitting in customers drinks 3 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

a mcdonalds worker was arrested for spitting in two customers ice teas. never ever trust that place!(image) 2 hours ago via UberSocial for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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