A Minnesota man is accused of urinating in his female co-worker’s water bottle after the woman rejected his romantic advances.
The Pioneer Press reported that deputies responded to a Perkins restaurant in Vadnais Heights last October and met with a 42-year-old female employee who alleged she was being harassed. She went on to estimate that her water bottle smelled like urine about 15 times over the past few months.
The alleged incidents began shortly after the employee rejected Conrrado Cruz Perez’s advances.
“The instances of distasteful water in her water bottle started after she told [Cruz Perez] that she only wanted to be friends with him,” the complaint stated, according to Newsweek.
While Cruz Perez originally denied the allegations, he admitted to once peeing in the woman bottle after investigators stated that they might conduct a DNA test on the bottle in question, according to the paper.
WCCO reported that Cruz Perez claimed he would pee in the bottle because he had to urinate when the restaurant was busy. He reportedly said that he would forget to dispose of the bottle, leading his co-worker to imbibe its tainted contents.
A manager at Perkins told the Pioneer Press that Cruz Perez had worked there as a baker but was immediately fired after the allegations came to light.
Charged with two counts of adulterating a substance with bodily fluids, the Minnesota man faces up to a year in jail and a $3,000 fine if convicted.
Reports indicated that Cruz Perez made his first court appearance last week. He is due back in court on March 28.
[Featured Image: Conrrado Cruz Perez/Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office]