Thursday, April 16, 2009

The "Domino's" Effect

If you like Domino's Pizza, don't watch the following YouTube video, which was spewed across the Internet today.

Food for thought: This is just one video of one incident at one fast food joint. I'm sure another video exists just like this — be it online or just on someone's cell phone.

Regardless, it's nasty, vile, and absolutely disgusting.

The facts from the New York Daily News:
Domino's Pizza has a lot more cheese on its face today.

The woman caught urging a fellow Domino's Pizza worker to stuff cheese up his nose in a gross YouTube video is also a convicted sex offender, cops revealed.

Kristy Lynn Hammonds, 31, of Taylorsville, N.C., was convicted of sexual battery last June and received 24 months probation, officials said.

In 1995, she was also convicted of possession of stolen goods and damaging a vending machine.

Hammonds, who also uses the last name Thompson, and Michael Anthony Setzer, 32, of Conover are each charged with distributing prohibited foods for their Domino's stunt that has gone viral on the web.

In the video, Setzer is shown making sandwiches while a giggling Hammonds narrates and urges him to "do it again, do it again" in putting the cheese up his nose.

He throws some of the cheese in the garbage but some on a sandwich.

The sicko sandwich maker also waves a piece of salami around his rear end.

"This is Michael's special Italian sandwich," Setzer says on the video.

Hammonds says the sandwiches were meant to be delivered soon to customers and that "little did they know that the cheese was in his nose."

Domino's spokesman Tim McIntyre said the workers were fired and there is no evidence any of the tampered foods were served to customers. He said the company also may pursue a lawsuit.

Company CEO Patrick Doyle posted another video in response, saying the store had been sanitized "top to bottom."

"We're re-examining all of our hiring practices to make sure that people like this don't make it into our stores," he said.

"This was an isolated incident," he added. "There is nothing more important or sacred to us than our customers trust.

"It sickens me that the acts of two individuals could impact our great system."

Setzer was released from the Catawba County jail on $7,500 bond, while Hammonds remained in custody today.

A man identifying himself on the phone as Setzer's father said the family is not commenting.

Hammond's mom told a local TV station that her daughter is, "Very remorseful. Stupid. Embarrassed. Those were her words."

Hammonds has also apologized to the company in an email message.

She wrote: "It was fake and I wish that everyone knew that!!!!

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