Anthony García is serving two years in prison for contaminating yogurt with his semen and giving it to an unsuspecting customer to try
A man has been sentenced to two years in prison for contaminating food with semen.
Anthony Garcia admitted to adding a sample of bodily fluid to a yogurt sample while working at a grocery store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He then approached a customer and offered her a sample of the yogurt.
According to the court, the customer accepted the sample, tasted it, immediately spit it out and asked to speak to the store manager.
Garcia then threw the yogurt sample into the store’s trash compactor.
The 32-year-old man admitted being charged with food adulteration and making false statements during a criminal investigation.
He admitted to lying to investigators by telling them he didn’t know the spoon he put in the yogurt contained semen.
The incident occurred in January last year.
Along with the prison sentence, Garcia will be on supervised release for three years after completing his sentence.
He was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim of his criminal conduct.
According to court documents, the investigation revealed that Garcia attacked at least four other women in a similar manner.
In imposing the sentence, the judge called Garcia’s conduct “atrocious.”
Several customers at the supermarket where García worked were attacked by the 32-year-old man.
U.S. Attorney Gonzales said: ‘This conduct at issue in this case is not a joke and it is not funny. It is a crime, and the sentence imposed on Garcia should serve as a warning to those who deliberately adulterate food for the purpose of causing harm to innocent consumers, or as malicious pranks, or for deviant sexual gratification.
“My Office will continue to work with the FDA to vigorously investigate and prosecute this type of criminal conduct.”
Patrick J. Holland, Special Agent in Charge of the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, said: ‘This sentence accurately reflects the seriousness of this crime.’
‘The FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations will continue to investigate and bring to justice those who adulterate foods at the expense of unsuspecting consumers. “We congratulate the United States Attorney’s Office for its commitment to this case.”