Man Starts Laughing As He Pleads Guilty To Dipping Testicles In Another Person's Salsa

A Tennessee man has been charged with dipping his testicles in a customer's salsa - having also been called out for laughing about his crime while standing before a judge yesterday (Tuesday 12 May).

Howard Matthew Webb, 31, pleaded guilty to the amended charge of misdemeanour assault/offensive touching, having initially been charged with a Class C felony of 'adulteration of food, liquids or pharmaceuticals'.

Webb managed to avoid the potential of lengthy prison time - but he did manage to irritate the judge in the process as he laughed about the crime.

"What are you laughing about, Mr. Webb?" asked Blount County General Sessions Court Judge Robert Headrick.

He added: "There is nothing about this situation I find cute or funny. It's abhorrent!"

Webb was then sentenced to a six-month suspended sentence on supervised probation, along with nine days in jail as part of a deal with Tennessee prosecutors, which saw the 30-day sentence reduced thanks to 21 days of credit from the time he's already spent locked up.

Howard Matthew Webb. Credit: Blount County Sheriff's Office
Howard Matthew Webb. Credit: Blount County Sheriff's Office

A video that was shared on Facebook showed Webb dipping his testicles into a pot of salsa and saying: "Oh, that feels good on my balls."

The Mexican takeaway was ordered in Tennessee, USA, and the delivery driver who filmed the incident can be heard saying: "This is what you get when you give an 89-cent tip for an almost 30-minute drive."

According to an arrest affidavit cited by WBIR, the video was recorded on 12 January and the salsa was ordered by a customer with a reputation for under-tipping.

After the footage started circulating online, takeaway delivery service Dinner Delivered reported the video to police and Webb was arrested. He was initially charged with adulteration of food, which is a Class C felony, but that was downgraded to misdemeanour assault as part of the plea.

According to <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180041159 BCX0" ">Fox News, Dinner Delivered said that the driver Webb was with was a 'rogue independent contractor'.

In a statement, Dinner Delivered, said: "These acts appear to be motivated by singular personal frustrations of this sole contractor, and are absolutely not reflective of the behaviour of the remainder of our capable and customer-oriented delivery force, or the principles and values of Dinner Delivered as an organisation."

While the female friend was not charged, she has been fired from her job.

Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp confirmed on Tuesday that the case remains under investigation.

Featured Image Credit: Blount County Sheriff's Office

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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