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Annoyed waiter caught spitting into customers’ soda

By Mason White 3:01 PM June 3, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A couple told police that an annoyed waiter spit into their drinks before they left his restaurant, police in New York said.

Clay Police said that they used DNA testing to learn the identity of the waiter who spit into the couple’s drinking cups.

The incident unfolded at a Chili’s restaurant in Clay. 45-year-old Ken Yerdon handed over the pit found in his cup of soda to the police.

Police determined that the spit belonged to Gregory Lamica. Lamica was charged with disorderly conduct and pleaded guilty.

Yerdon and his wife, Julie Aluzzo-Yerdon, ate dinner at Chili’s located on Route 31, and Lamica, 24, was their waiter. They had a couple of minor complaints, and Lamica seemed upset with them.

As they prepared to go, they asked Lamica to refill their drinks. Lamica seemed annoyed again, and took the cups to the back of the restaurant.

Ken Yerdon took two sips of the drink. It tasted weird, so he decided to look inside. That is when he saw the spit floating in the cup.

Yerdon took a picture of the soda, and headed back to Chili’s.
The managers apologized, and they said that they do not think anyone at the restaurant was responsible.

Managers gave Yerdon coupons and a refund for the food, but they did not fire the waiter. Yerdon called the police. An investigator questioned Lamica, and he denied spitting into the cups.

He agreed to take a DNA test. Three months later, the DNA results came back, showing that Lamica was the one responsible for the spit in the soda.

Lamica was charged with disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for a year and a surcharge of $125.

Lamica no longer works at Chili’s.