Nobody likes conflict in the workplace but sometimes you can’t avoid it. If it happens you may want to watch your back…and your food…and your coffee.
Two guys who clearly didn’t get along with each other had more than one dispute but only one took revenge. He put his urine in his co-worker’s personal coffee pot. Classy.
They were both employees at a waster water plant in Virginia. James Carroll Butler, 53, admitted to urinating into a toilet, scooping out the liquid with a soda can and pouring it into Michael Utz’s personal coffee pot in March 2009 because of ‘personal ill will and spite toward him’.
Following a brief stint in jail, Butler was ordered Monday to pay Utz $1 in compensatory damages and $5,000 in punitive damages for the bizarre crime.