Posted on October 7, 2011

Grocery Worker: I Gave Out Semen-Tainted Yogurt

Russell Contreras, MSNBC, October 6, 2011

A grocery store worker accused of handing out a semen-tainted yogurt sample at an Albuquerque market pleaded guilty Thursday.

Under terms of his plea agreement, Anthony Garcia admitted he tainted a sample of the yogurt he was handing out at Sunflower Market in January. He also admitted putting some of his semen on a plastic spoon that he placed with the yogurt.

Garcia then approached a female customer and offered her a sample.


The woman told police that after tasting the sample, she spit on the floor several times and wiped her mouth on the garment she was wearing to get the taste out of her mouth. Investigators collected samples of the woman’s spit from the floor and took the garment she was wearing as evidence.

Police say Garcia was linked to the yogurt through DNA samples. {snip}


Garcia faces up to three years of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. {snip}