UPDATE: Domino's Workers Due In Court

Two former Domino's Pizza workers shown tampering with food in videos on YouTube are to be in a North Carolina court on charges of distributing prohibited foods.

The Observer News Enterprise of Newton reports that 31-year-old Kristy Lynn Hammonds of Taylorsville and 32-year-old Michael Anthony Setzer of Conover were scheduled for their first court appearance Friday.

One video shows Setzer sticking cheese in his nose before putting it on a sandwich.

Hammonds and Setzer are charged with one felony count of distributing prohibited foods. Conover Police Chief Gary Lafone says it's the same charge used when someone tampers with Halloween candy.

A Domino's spokesman says there is no indication the food was served to customers. The restaurant closed for an inspection Tuesday and reopened Wednesday.


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Authorities say two Domino's Pizza workers in North Carolina each face a felony charge after a video posted on YouTube showed one of them putting cheese in his nostril and waving meat under his rear end while assembling a sandwich.

Police in Conover say 31-year-old Kristy Lynn Hammonds of Taylorsville and 32-year-old Michael Anthony Setzer of Conover are each charged with distributing prohibited foods.

Domino's spokesman Tim McIntyre says the workers were fired and there is no evidence any of the tampered foods were served to customers. The Observer-News-Enterprise of Newton reported the store was closed to decontaminate it.

A deputy at the Catawba County jail says Setzer was released on bail but Hammonds was still being held Wednesday.

A man identifying himself on the phone as Setzer's father says the family is not commenting.



Two Domino's Pizza employees in Catawba County have been fired after a video was posted on YouTube showing one of them putting cheese in his nostril and waving meat under his rear end while assembling a sandwich.

The Ann Arbor News reports the video appears to have first been posted Monday.

Tim McIntyre, spokesman for Ann Arbor-based Domino's Pizza Inc., said Wednesday the "idiots" were fired, criminal charges for food tampering are being pressed and the company is considering a civil action.

Eric Farr is spokesman for the Catawba County district attorney's office. He says there is an ongoing investigation, but declined to give details.

Catawba County public health department spokeswoman Kellie Coffey says the franchise was closed Tuesday to be sanitized.

Click the video above to watch.

The video shows the cheese put in one employee's nose ending up on a sandwich. It also shows him pretending to "blow a booger" on those sandwich, according to the other employee videotaping him. The two joke about "Booger Bread" and say if they ever opened their own restaurant, it would be shut down within 24 hours.

The girl taping says the other employee "just farted on salami that goes on these sandwiches."

The video gets worse, when the employee making the sandwiches pulls his pants down, wipes himself with a sponge and then washes dishes.

The female employee says it was a prank, that if it was real she would have never put it on youtube.com and says they never served the food they messed with. But on the tape, she talks about the unlucky customers going to get the food.

Domino's issued a statement. It reads: "We are appalled by the actions of these individuals and they do not represent the 125,000 hard-working men and women of Domino's Pizza across the country and in 60 countries around the world." The company also said it is "pursuing criminal and legal actions against them."

Below is the e-mail allegedly sent to Domino's Pizza by the female employee who taped her co-worker.

"I am sorry about all of this! It was all a prank and me nor Michael expected to have this much attention from the videos that were uploaded! No food was ever sent out to any customer. We would never put something like that on you tube if it were real!! It was fake and I wish that everyone knew that!!!! Michael never would do that to any customer, EVER!! I AM SOO SORRY! You see all the time of the pranks that people upload and the pranks need to seem real in order to get a laugh out of people but this prank was very very immature and I am sorry for the embarrassment that I have caused your company!"


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  • by Anonymous Location: Columbia, sc on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:58 AM
    Wow, Yes yes yes....Great job of the youth to tell the real story of cooperate greed in this nation. I see the new commercials that are being placed on television. How they are placing the names of who makes your Pizza. If I was an employee, I would not agree to anyone using my name without compensation for advertising.Funny how we think of our food as a place of perfection. I have read the comments of everyone. Such a hoot. I just love the evil that bubbles up in people if you mess with their food. Try and take back a bone that you gave to your dog.
  • by Teresa Location: OKC on May 26, 2010 at 11:10 PM
    I say they are guilty as charged because what they did is sick, very immature, and stupid. Plus, they could have really put customers at risk and they think its all a joke, so I say lock them up until they learned their lesson.
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Apr 20, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    Put them in jail for a weekend and feed them nothing but buggers and water.
  • by D Location: Torquay on Apr 20, 2009 at 04:15 AM
    Let me guess. They were doing that because it was their way of expressing disapointment that life hadn't recognised them for the gifted incredibly intelligent people that they are.... If they're reading this - You're both a bunch of pathetic no-hope losers that can't even be trusted with the responsibility of doing a BASIC MENIAL task. Perhaps you should try something a little more basic that doesn't involve food. I'd recommend cleaning toilets. Just don't think about working your way up from there any time soon.
  • by Tina Location: Richlands on Apr 19, 2009 at 08:16 AM
    I have a 16 year old, who is in school full time and a Varsity football player, where else do you think they are going to find jobs that will work with them????? I see nothing wrong with them working at these places. It teaches them morals and responsibility.
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Apr 19, 2009 at 03:42 AM
    On an unrelated note, last year or the year before, my mother-in-law ordered a pizza from the Domino's in Washington, and she paid with her debit card, but gave a cash tip, $5 or something, but she left the Tip field on the receipt blank, just filled in the Total amount and signed it. Well, they put in their own tip and altered the total, got even more money out of her. She called and asked to speak to the manager, but the manager seemed prepared for the call, told her she needed a receipt, but the delivery driver didn't give her one. I remember speaking to another Domino's employee in Greenville I met at work, and he said it was common practice, that people don't check their bank statements regularly enough to catch it in time. I haven't got pizza from Domino's since - even Chocowinity has better choices! I actually thought this story was about the fraud. Guess that slipped under the radar, or nothing formal's come of it yet. My advice: if you must eat there, only pay with cash!
  • by It was good? on Apr 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM
    Well I'm glad Alpha's meal from Dominos was good. Just remember, the story never said the food didn't taste good after the tampering! I won't stop for anything in Washington. I can't wait for that bypass around Washington to open. My favorite line in that story has to be that there was "no indication" that the tainted food was served to anyone. Yeah right!!!
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Apr 18, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    Good GOD people look at his picture,,If I saw him there I would walk away to start with. Oh yes,,,to LovesColdplay--I worked at Pizza Inn years ago. SURPIZE
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Apr 18, 2009 at 04:44 AM
    Would you hire a 16-year-old boy to come in your house and cook? Then don't go to McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King, Hardee's, etc. And one more thing, a 31 and 32 year old, working at Domino's Pizza? I bet this is going to ruin their career as pizza makers. And probably such a promising future....give me a break. What losers!!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 17, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    Please, I had Domino's in Washington tonight and it was great!... When I was a teenager.. I worked at McDonald's.. LOL... before it was remodeled... omg... If you people saw what i've seen... nevermind...
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