Worker charged with tampering with pizza in Georgetown

Slices of pizza. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

An 18-year-old pizza store employee in Texas has been charged with a felony after police say he rubbed his genitals on food he was preparing for a customer.

The Georgetown Police Department arrested Austin Symonds last week and charged him with tampering with a consumer product. A Papa Murphy's customer who ordered food on Sept. 2 told police he caught Symonds. Police say Symonds admitted that he would have given the pizza to the customer if he hadn't been caught.

A store employee tells the Austin American-Statesman that Symonds has been fired.

Symonds was released from the Williamson County Jail after posting $10,000 bond. Online jail records didn't indicate an attorney.

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