Cook 'spat on' police officer's burger

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A Texan teenager has been arrested for spitting on a burger before serving it to a uniformed police officer.

Officer Ray Garcia ordered a burger with bacon and cheese from a fast food restaurant in San Antonio.

Before biting into the burger, Garcia lifted a bun and noticed a clear sticky substance, reports the San Antonio Express-News.

Police arrested the 16-year-old cook who faces charges of tampering with a consumer product. It could land him in the Texas Youth Commission until his 21st birthday.

Bexar County juvenile prosecutor Jill Mata said authorities were awaiting the outcome of DNA tests on the saliva.

"It's pretty repulsive and threatening," she added. "Especially with all the concern about what can be transmitted."

A spokesman for the Whataburger chain of restaurants said the boy was immediately fired.
 
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