A Pizza Hut manager allegedly spit on food ordered by the same Tennessee sheriff’s deputy who cited her previously for drunk driving.
Amanda Engle, 29, was arrested Thursday for disorderly conduct after the deputy caught her spitting on a pizza he had ordered for his family.
Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Frank Rogers arrived at the Pizza Hut to pick up a dinner order. In the police report, Rogers noted Engle didn’t ask for his name but rang up the order. He sat down on a bench in front of the counter while waiting to pick up his pizza.
“As the defendant removed the pizza from the oven I observed her cut her eyes and look at me. The defendant then leaned over the pizza that she had began to slice and I observed her spit on the pizza which had been purchased by me,” Rogers wrote on the police report.
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Rogers confronted Engle and asked her if she knew him.
“Yes, you’re Frank Rogers,” Engle said.
Engle was cited last April by Rogers for allowing an intoxicated person drive her car. Under Tennessee law, Engle was also charged with drunk driving, said Sheriff Mike Hensley, according to The Smoking Gun.
Engle appeared in court on Jan. 16 where she pleaded guilty in the DUI case and was fined $350, given two days in jail, and placed on probation for one year.
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Engle’s sentencing, just a week prior to the Pizza Hut incident, must have been “fresh on her mind,” said Hensley, and her actions were “just a retaliation.”
The now former Pizza Hut manager will have appear in court once again on Feb. 20. She was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and is now free on $500 bond.