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Ballpark worker charged after video shows spitting on pizza

September 25, 2018

In this undated photo released by the Detroit Police Department, Jaylon Kerley is shown. Kelley, a 20-year-old food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit, has been charged after a video was posted online that appeared to show him spitting on a pizza intended for customers during a Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball game. (Detroit Police Department via AP)

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been charged after a video was posted online that appeared to show him spitting on a pizza intended for customers during a Major League Baseball game.

Jaylon Kerley was arraigned Tuesday on felony and misdemeanor food law violations. The felony charge is punishable by up to four years behind bars.

The video appeared on Instagram over the weekend . Officials determined the video was recorded Friday, when the Detroit Tigers were hosting the Kansas City Royals. Kerley was arrested Sunday and was fired.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $100,000. He also must be tested for infectious diseases.

An Oct. 3 probable cause conference and Oct. 10 preliminary examination are scheduled.

Court records don’t list a defense attorney.

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