Pepper-Sprayed Pizza Lands Cop in Court
Juan Tavera is accused of secretly spraying teen's dinner
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 5, 2013 11:43 AM CDT
A police officer is accused of pepper-spraying a pizza.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Pepperoni, green peppers, and... pepper spray? That's the topping a teen allegedly got on his pizza, unbeknownst to him, during a routine traffic stop in Orange County, Calif. The 19-year-old and his buddies got sick from eating the pie, which prosecutors say was sprayed by sheriff's deputy Juan Tavera. Tavera arrived after the young man was pulled over by a different cop, authorities say. He's been charged with misdemeanor assault or battery by a public officer, the Los Angeles Times reports, and could face a year in jail. How bad is pepper-sprayed food? The Inquisitr finds out, and it's none too pleasant.

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HANKHILL
Aug 5, 2013 11:07 PM CDT
this cop is an fing big time nutcase! rubber room and fed only pepper sprayed food!
butterbutterbutter
Aug 5, 2013 5:44 PM CDT
cops are hired thugs.
HMD-SMD-ITY
Aug 5, 2013 5:32 PM CDT
OCR is made with the key ingredients of,,, wait, wait for it,, pizza peppers..........