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A worker at Comerica Park who is accused of spitting on pizza dough has been tested and found to be free of infectious diseases, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday.

Jaylon Juwan Kerley, 20, of Roseville was tested Sept. 27 at the Macomb County Health Department and waived his right to privacy regarding the test results, the prosecutor's office said. The results show he tested negative for any sexually transmitted diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and hepatitis.

Authorities allege Kerley spat on a pizza he was preparing and covered his saliva with pizza sauce while working at the Tigers ballpark Sept. 21. The incident was captured on video and reported to police by the head of security at Comerica Park.

Kerley, who was fired, is charged with one count of food law violations, a four-year felony, and one count of food law violations, a 90-day misdemeanor.

He is scheduled for an arraignment on information at 9 a.m. Oct. 17.  

Kerley was required to undergo the disease testing as a condition of his bond.

“The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has been inundated with phone calls from the public since our announcement of charges in this case — specifically inquiring a whether the defendant has certain infectious diseases," Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. "We understand that concern and facilitated the expedited testing of the defendant."

 

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