Police Probe Tainted Drinks at Denny's

Restaurant Worker Charged With Tainting Co-Workers' drinks

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010  |  Updated 9:14 PM EDT
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Spotsylvania County Sheriff's office deputies arrested Jermaine Johnson for allegedly pouring bleach in his coworkers' drinks.
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A restaurant worker in Spotsylvania County has been charged with trying to harm two of his co-workers.

Jermaine Johnson, 29, of Fredericksburg, Va., is charged with tainting the drinks of two other employees at the Denny's in the 5300 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.

Authorities say the two co-workers noticed the drinks they kept at the wait station smelled and tasted of bleach. They informed their manager, who called police.

During the investigation, Johnson allegedly told police he accidentally got bleach into the drinks while cleaning the station.

But after further questioning, police said Johnson was never responsible for cleaning the station, and that Johnson admitted to tainting the drinks on purpose.

Johnson never explained why he did it, police said. He was being held without bond at the regional jail.


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