Man accused of urinating in co-worker’s water bottle
A restaurant worker in the US state of Minnesota has been accused of urinating in a co-worker’s water bottle – allegedly as retaliation after she rejected his romantic overtures.
Conrrado Cruz Perez, who is a 47 years old baker, has been charged with two counts of adulterating a substance with bodily fluids.
Following a complaint made by the victim, police officers were reportedly called into the restaurant in October last year.
According to the complaint, the woman noticed that, for several months, the water in her bottle at work tasted like urine – and that this only happened after she told Perez that she wanted to remain friends.
Perez initially denied any harassment. However, when investigators implied that DNA tests might be conducted on the bottle and its contents, he admitted to urinating in it. He claimed that he had too busy with restaurant orders to go to the restroom, and had forgotten to dispose of the bottle afterwards.
Perez is set to appear in court at the end of this month.