New Jersey pub chef charged after allegedly spitting in patron's food

A chef at a restaurant in New Jersey is facing charges after he allegedly spit in a customer's food.

John Stagg, 32, was an employee at Kennedy's Pub in Mount Olive. He was arrested Sunday night after a co-worker contacted police to report multiple health violations, including the chef of the pub spitting on a dish that a customer had sent back for being undercooked.

After being interviewed, Stagg was taken into custody and charged with tampering with food or drug product and disorderly conduct.

The victim, a 51-year-old Lake Hopatcong resident, was contacted and notified of the incident.

Stagg was released on his own recognizance and he has a pending court appearance.
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