Las Vegas McDonald’s employee charged with spitting in drink; client “suctioned mucus” with straw

Employee accused of adulterating food

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A McDonald’s employee in Las Vegas spat into a cup, prompting a customer to ingest his mucus while drinking an iced coffee, police said.

The December 2020 incident was first reported to Las Vegas Metro Police in March 2021, they said. Officers arrested the suspect, Felicia O’Neal, on Monday during an unrelated traffic stop.

A person was ordering a drive-thru at a McDonald’s in Las Vegas when “the clerk became rude and [the customer] asked to speak to his supervisor,” police wrote in an arrest warrant for O’Neal.

The customer had ordered fries, a milkshake and an iced coffee, according to the report.

“[The customer] said she received her fries and shook right away, but the iced coffee took a little longer, which she found unusual,” police said. ” After a moment, [the customer] said a black woman, who might have been the person she initially had the issue with, brought her iced coffee.

The customer said the woman, later identified as O’Neal, handed him the coffee and slammed the window, police said.

The December 2020 incident was first reported to Las Vegas Metro Police in March 2021, they said. Officers arrested the suspect, Felicia O’Neal, on Monday during an unrelated traffic stop. (LVMPD/KLAS)

Once the customer returned home, she noticed mucus at the bottom of the drink, police said, after “sucking mucus into the straw”. The woman then coughed up the mucus and vomited.

The woman said she then called the restaurant to complain. According to the client, a manager told her “she was too busy to check the cameras at the time and was sure that [the customer] was wrong because an employee wouldn’t be stupid enough to do that with cameras everywhere.

Several days after ingesting the mucus, the woman said she tested positive for COVID-19, police said. There is no medical evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted through food or the stomach because acids in the body destroy it.

The client later learned through her insurance company that an employee had been filmed spitting into her drink.

Police obtained surveillance video, which they say showed O’Neal pulling off his mask and spitting into a cup before filling it with coffee.

O’Neal is facing a food adulteration charge.

Police issued an arrest warrant for her last year, records show. On Monday, an officer arrested O’Neal for driving without headlights. While processing the traffic stop, O’Neal’s warrant came up.

O’Neal’s bail was set at $5,000. She was released from the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday.

The exact location of McDonald’s was redacted in court documents. 8 News Now contacted McDonald’s on Tuesday for comment.

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