When you buy food from a restaurant, generally speaking, you expect to get what you pay for. Sure, there are exceptions to this rule, like a meal coming out colder than expected, or, God forbid, a vegan being served chicken instead of halloumi. But what no diner even wants to consider is a long, snail-like thread of spit being added to their otherwise delicious-looking meal.
So, if you recently dined at Comerica Park ballpark in Detroit, well, you might want to stop reading this article now. Horrifyingly, a restaurant worker was filmed by one of his colleagues spitting on a customer's pizza. And we aren't talking about a little bit of spit here either. In fact, my description above doesn't even do it justice - you need to see this monstrosity for yourself.
Detroit Sportservice, which runs the pizza place, said of the incident which involved an employee named Jaylon Kerley:
"As soon as we became aware through social media of potential food tampering Friday night, we immediately closed that food stand and disposed of all the product."
"Food safety is our top priority and we will take any appropriate action necessary to protect our guests."
This was not the first time that Kerley had spat in a customer's food either. Colleague Quinelle May, who shared the video, told WILX that he was "having a bad day" when the video was filmed and said that he'd done it before in the past.
To see the incident in all its stomach-churning horror, check out the video below:
May said that he was trying to do the right thing by posting the sickening video online but revealed that he has since been threatened by his bosses to remove it, even though he tried to alert them to what Kerley was doing at the time.
"Every time I tried to talk, they told me to shut up," May said.
When May shared the clip online, he wrote, "I was sent home early today because I didn't have on my Comerica Park shirt and they say I was at the bathroom for too long."
"So, they yelled at me and told me to go home. But since they made me go home early I couldn't wait until after the game to tell them an employee was spitting in customer pizzas!
"The customers don't deserve this!! This is disgusting! And for the company to threaten me and let me go for exposing this video to the fans is also disgusting!"
Local news outlet WXYZ has reported that Kerley has now been arrested because of the incident.