Last week, Fayetteville authorities arrested a 59-year-old pizza shop on suspicion of tampering with food. According to the police report, the man was seen on the camera mixing cheese with rat poison. The man’s manager was the one who spotted the brownish substance in the cheese tub.
Pizza Shop Employee Might Have Had a Spat with Owner
Fayetteville law enforcement officers recently arrested 59-year-old Ricky Lee Adami, a pizza shop employee. The investigation revealed that Adami was in charge of shredding the cheese used to prepare pizza.
Gurol Bicer, a Primo Pizza employee and Adami’s manager, told the authorities that on the 1st of June, shortly before opening time, he went into the kitchen to inspect the ingredients. While fluffing the cheese in one of the tubs, Bicer noticed several brown pellets.
Much to his surprise, he discovered the same pellets in three other cheese tubs. Believing that the pizza shop’s customer could be in danger, Bicer ordered the kitchen closed. He then went out back to check the surveillance tapes.
Bicer was shocked to see Adami, one of the pizza shop’s oldest employee, placing the pellets inside the cheese. The authorities were notified shortly after that.
According to a Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson, the substance Bicer noticed in the cheese tubs was rat poison.
Adami was taken into custody and charged with distributing food containing deleterious material. He was later processed and transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center. He’s being held there on a $100,000 secure bond.
Based on Bicer’s testimony, Adami had an argument with the pizza shop’s owner the day before he was caught tampering with the cheese tubs.
Primo Pizza’s manager said that he disposed of all cheese and everything the pizza shop employee touched that day.