A Virginia Denny’s employee was charged with two felonies, after he admitted to spiking his co-workers beverages with bleach.
Virginia resident Jermaine Johnson was a cook at a Spotsylvania County Denny’s restaurant. He was spotted by his co-workers hanging around their wait station a few times last Tuesday, which was not permitted since he was not a waiter. When asked why he was at the station, he professed to be cleaning even though it wasn’t a part of his duties.
Johnson is accused of pouring a bleach solution in to the coffee of a waitress and in to the soda of a waiter. The victims reportedly sipped from their drinks in between breakfast orders. The concoctions did leave a bad taste in the victim’s mouths, according to police.
Authorities say Johnson pointed the finger at himself and admitted to intentionally tampering with the beverages. As to why the apparently disturbed young man did the unsavory deed has police and Denny’s employees baffled. There was no bad blood between Johnson and his victims. “I don’t know if he thought it was a prank or a joke; sometimes you don’t play around,” said Omar Faraj, who manages the restaurant.
As for the two employees who sipped the tainted drinks, they are said to be doing fine.
Prank or not, Johnson is being held without bond on two felony counts of altering a drink with intent to harm. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail for each charge.