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Man Sentenced To 10 Months In Jail After Urinating On Cereal Conveyer Belt

Man Sentenced To 10 Months In Jail After Urinating On Cereal Conveyer Belt

A man in America has been sentenced to 10 months in jail after admitting to urinating on a Kellogg's cereal conveyer belt at a local manufacturing plant. Bet those Frosties didn't taste so grrrrrrrreat after that...

Gregory Stanton, 49, had filmed himself in the act when he worked at the food plant in 2014, later uploading the footage to the internet in 2016, when the clip went viral.

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He videoed himself urinating in a bucket and dumping the contents on the production line, and later also recorded himself weeing directly onto the conveyor belt.

The urination in question. Credit: YouTube
The urination in question. Credit: YouTube

In a statement released at the time, Kellogg's North America President Paul Norman referred to the incident as 'a disgusting act of disrespect for you - our consumers - as well as our thousands of employees'.

"We are working closely with the authorities to identify the individual, fire him if he still works at the plant, and prosecute him to the full extent of the law," Norman said, explaining that the Food and Drug Administation was investigating what happened.

Stanton pleaded guilty in November 2018 to tampering with consumer products with intent to cause serious injury to the business of any person.

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Gregory Stanton. Credit: Facebook
Gregory Stanton. Credit: Facebook

He was then sentenced on Friday 24 May to 10 months in jail, and was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution.

US Attorney D Michael Dunavant said: "American citizens and consumers rely upon food manufacturers engaged in interstate commerce to provide them with safe and consistent products.

"This defendant betrayed that trust by tampering with and tainting food products."

A Kellogg's spokesperson told WMC-TV: "It has been more than two years since this incident came to our attention, and we are pleased that the responsible individual was brought to justice.

"We want to thank the FDA and US attorney's office for their commitment."

Towards the end of last year, a delivery man in Memphis, Tennessee, was filmed urinating all over a man's porch.

Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

The video shows him sauntering up the steps of the property, while simultaneously sprinkling urine all over the place.

A spokesperson for United States Postal Service said: "We are investigating the actions of our letter carrier revealed in the video.

"This behaviour clearly does not reflect the efforts of the thousands of professional, dedicated carriers in our workforce.

"We are reaching out to the homeowner to offer our apology and assistance in dealing with this issue.

"The Postal Service will take appropriate corrective action to address the situation with this employee.

"As a matter of policy, we are unable to comment further on specific personnel matters."

C'mon guys, even most toddlers know how to wee in the toilet...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Food, News, US News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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