Talk about disgusting food ideas. A supermarket and its employee maybe in trouble for providing samples of what was referred to as high protein "Greek Yoghurt." Allegedly, Anthony Garcia, an employee of Sunflower Markets in New Mexico, was arrested for providing a female shopper a yogurt sample tainted with his semen. The 29 year old victim reported the taste as "gross and disgusting" and spit it out onto the floor. She also apparently told police that it "tasted like semen." It is expected that Garcia, age 32, will plead guilty to federal charges stemming from the incident. However, unless he does plead guilty on October 6, 2011 in U.S. District Court, Garcia is to be presumed innocent.
Garcia faces two-count felony indictment charging him with adulterating food and lying to federal investigators. He initially plead not guilty. He is currently in jail without bail. He could serve up to a maximum of five years in prison on the false statements count and a maximum of three years for the yogurt. Garcia is represented by John Van Butcher. Albuquerque Police Department.
In the meantime, things look bad for Garcia. Subsequent DNA tests apparently confirm semen. Furthermore, Garcia has a history of legal problems. He apparently exposed himself and masturbated in 2001 police believe Garcia outside an apartment complex and LBJ Middle School. In 2004, he was arrested and convicted of walking around Walmart near Interstate 40 for a half hour, with his penis hanging out of his pants. Last year a female jogger accused Garcia of exposing himself. Garcia claimed he was urinating. Garcia is also accused of child molestation before he was hired by Sunflower.
Consequently, the incident may also trigger civil liability. A supermarket manager allegedly told the 29 year old victim that the sample "was a Greek yoghurt. People love it has lot of protein on it.” So far three women, including the 29 year old victim have sued for damages arising out of them allegedly being provided with semen-tainted food samples at Sunflower Markets. Sunflower Markets is founded by Michael Gilliland. Keep in mind, at this point these are merely allegations and nothing is proven until a court hears the case or accepts a plea. In the civil cases, liability is expressly denied unless otherwise proven.
All suspects are Presumed innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.