Disgruntled Comerica Park Employee Spits on Pizza Dough, Charged With Felony

Jaylon Kerley has been charged with one felony and one misdemeanor count of food law violations.
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A Comerica Park food services employee who was filmed spitting on pizza dough while working at the stadium has been charged with one felony count of food law violations that is punishable by up to four years behind bars.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the employee, Jaylon Kerley of Detroit, is also charged with a misdemeanor count of food law violations that's punishable by up to 90 days in jail. An arraignment is expected Tuesday.

The filmer of the video, fellow food service employee Quinelle May, said the spitting was not an isolated incident and that Kerley had done it in the past.

The video of the incident appears to have been taken off Instagram.

Detroit Sportservice issued a statement on the pizza spitting on Saturday.

"As soon as we became aware through social media of potential food tampering Friday night, we immediately closed that food stand and disposed of all the product," Detroit Sportservice said, per WXYZ. "Food safety is our top priority and we will take any appropriate action necessary to protect our guests."

The Tigers are 63–93, sitting in third in the AL Central. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.