Man accused of spitting on pizza at Comerica Park facing felony charge

Posted: 9:17 AM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 14:50:46-04

The food services worker accused of spitting on pizza at Comerica Park is facing a felony charge for the incident.

Jaylon Kerley, 20, of Detroit has been charged in connection with spitting on pizza dough he was preparing while working at a concession stand in Comerica Park.


He has been charged with one count of Food Law Violations, MCL 289.5107(2), a 4-year felony, and one count of Food Law Violations, MCL 289.5107(1), a 90-day misdemeanor.

Kerley was arraigned Tuesday morning and was given a $100,000 bond. The city health department requested mandatory health testing, which includes testing for Hepatitis A, that was granted.

On Sept. 21, Kerley allegedly spat on a pizza he was preparing and covered his saliva with pizza sauce. The incident was captured on video that soon went viral and was reported to the head of security at Comerica Park.

Kerley was arrested on Sept. 23 and was fired as a result of the incident.