Three Restaurant Employees Arrested After Tampering With Deputies' Dinners

Three Okeechobee teenagers are under arrest after they were caught on video contaminating the deputies' dinners.

Okeechobee, FL – Three teenage restaurant employees are in custody after they spit into food they were preparing for two uniformed deputies at Highway 55 Restaurant on Saturday night.

The incident occurred when the two on-duty Okeechobee County sheriff’s deputies stopped for dinner on April 27, according to a press release from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s department said that an anonymous person alerted the owners of the restaurant to the fact the food was tampered with after the incident occurred.

The restaurant’s owners immediately checked the surveillance footage from their kitchen and saw the three employees spitting in the meals intended for the deputies, according to the press release.

They fired the employees on the spot and contacted the Okeechobee City Police Department.

The restaurant’s owners were “quite upset” and have cooperated fully with the police investigation of the incident, according to the sheriff’s department press release.

Okeechobee City Police Detective Bettye Taylor and Bill Saum investigated the allegations and reviewed the video.

As a result of their investigation, 16-year-old Molly Spearow and 17-year-olds Alex Armstrong and Logan Pope were arrested and charged with the Florida Anti-Tampering Act - Food, a first-degree felony, and battery on a law enforcement officer, a third-degree felony, according to the sheriff’s department’s press release.

The three suspects, who are all high school students, were transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

"There is no excuse for actions such as this and will not be tolerated,” Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel E. Stephen said in a statement.

The deputies who were given the contaminated food were contacted and thus far, no medical treatment has been required, according to Michele Bell, the sheriff’s department’s public information officer.

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Rascal1966
Rascal1966

F--king punks!! What makes you think it's okay to spit in anyone's food like that?? Do you have no respect for people? Authority? Yourself? Your family? Apparently not. I hope they throw the book at your sorry pathetic asses!!

JBo
JBo

Sounds a lot like one of the posters on this site who has bragged about contaminating food. If you aren't sure who I mean, watch who replies to this post with vitriol.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Well I don't really care about age 16 or 17 but each needs to spend some time contemplating their actions for say 2 months and ......wait , well what do you know? Juvi detention facility has a few beds that are available to do just that.

"30 days in the hole" Humble Pie. ( good applicable song - You Tube it.)

Truthdontlie
Truthdontlie

Obama caused the hatred to cops..never seen such I'll behavior to cops in my life until Obama..

anna4599
anna4599

What pieces of shit. Bitchslap all of them and then slap the piece of shit parents that didn't teach any respect.

yelyana
yelyana

This is what happens when you have a conservative governor in office and he backs law enforcement - the law gets enforced at all levels.

Stonewall Jackson
Stonewall Jackson

Sick people! This is why I only eat at mom and pop places.

jmy123456
jmy123456

It's not a felony to cause someone else to consume your saliva. People kiss each other all the time. The fact that police would destroy the lives of children for this demonstrates the only justice served here consisted of a cold spit hamburger.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Let me have three unknown people spit in your kids food and see if it’s still okay with you!? And the police did not destroy these juveniles lives, they did it by themselves. The police did their job and enforced the laws of our land.

BGenie
BGenie

Obviously their parent's 'time-out's' didn't work. Need to bring back spankings to get these little delinquents attention.

FGTK50
FGTK50

What would possess those kids to do something like that? Such hatred is fucking mind boggling. I hope they get the book thrown at them. THE ONLY WAY TO [HOPEFULLY] LEARN!

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

This is the result of Liberalism in the education system and government.

Snakeman 51
Snakeman 51

Give them the MAX!

HFD120
HFD120

Have them told, while being served food by Juvenile Justice employees, that they know why they are in custody. Put it into their infantile, hateful minds that there is the possibility that their food was tampered with. DO NOT plea bargain the felony charges down to misdemeanors. Officers should sue the 3.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

This country has gone to hell!! I mean look at things that has occurred lately. Besides that you have schools and colleges leading the charge of assaults and belittling LE Officers.

No. 26-50
Cduncanf
Cduncanf

At least they got hit with some serious charges. I’m sure fat Rachel in Boston would be commending them.

JLo1
JLo1

I'm just glad for the response by the restaurant!

KTCSon-shine
KTCSon-shine

A trio of ungrateful sniveling brats right there. Probably the ed-u-ka-shun they’ve been indoctrinated with, many years of rhetoric and lies that are perpetrated by the liberal media and some officer-hating liberal teachers. This is what many schools are teaching now, bashing our dedicated officers only to put criminals and thug groups on high pedestals.The only place our police officers can safely eat would prob be Chik-Fil-A. Or places where food is prepared right out front in the open. These brats will have records, wonder if they still think it was all worth it?

Trefflek
Trefflek

In liberal high schools and colleges I’m sure this is taught to be ok.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Sick! Did they learn that from Mom and Dad? That is incredulous! I am shocked!

wmc50
wmc50
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What an asswipe you are.

Wish505
Wish505

Stupid kids will now have a felony on there record the rest of there life. Prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law do not give them an easy way out on any plea or sorry judge they are just kids and this is there first offense. Bull%hit Book em Dano.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Please lock these psycho's up. Blame the lying media, lying bleeding heart politicians and the parents.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo @Thinblueline which one of you care to hop off of my dick first? My wife isn't the most patient woman in the world.

C911
C911

This is despicable, disgusting, and another assault on Leo’s. They need to start making serious examples of people doing this. Idc how old they are.