A Virginia man is hoping a Cheeto shaped like a seahorse will bring big bucks to a Key West environment group.
Bidders on eBay have until Thursday evening to snag the bright-orange cheesy snack, being auctioned for Reef Relief, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the coral reef ecosystem. Early Wednesday, there were six bids on the Cheeto, with the highest at $28.00.
The man who discovered the Cheeto, Richard Schmidt, said he was on a dive vacation in Key West with his wife when they bought a bag of the Frito Lay snack. Schmidt said his wife put it in a jewelry box for safekeeping, and they decided to sell it for charity after he recalled a similar auction of a chicken nugget shaped like George Washington that sold for $8,100.
“I asked her to get that Cheeto, let’s take some pictures, and see if it can do some good,” Schmidt said in am email. “She agreed. We’ve sent numerous emails to Frito Lay to buy it back for $8,000 which I figured was a $100 discount to that chicken nugget.” Schmidt said Frito Lay contacted him but said they wouldn’t purchase the Cheeto back.
Didn’t your mother tell you not to play with your food? EastEnders star Shona McGarty thrown out of Asda after ‘yoghurt incident’
EastEnders actress Shona McGarty was asked to leave an Asda store after security guards spotted her playing with yoghurt. The soap star, 20, was caught apparently ‘smearing herself suggestively’ with the yoghurt during a shopping trip with boyfriend and co-star Matt Lapinskas, 25.
The pair were reported to security by another shopper who was offended by their larking about with food products. ‘It was disgusting,’ a source told The Sun newspaper. ‘The man was opening up pots and looked as if he was throwing it around.’
‘Then the girl started to smear it over herself in a suggestive manner. I had my kids aged ten and nine with me and they certainly don’t need to see that in the shopping aisles of Asda.’
A spokesperson for the Watford, Herts branch made light of the incident, but confirmed that it took place. ‘This isn’t us being Albert squares,’ they told The Sun. ‘As with any customer found to be causing a ruckus in our stores, we politely asked the culprits to leave so they didn’t offend other shoppers.’
A spokesperson for EastEnders is yet to respond to Mail Online’s request for comment.
The man stands accused of committing criminal mischief with cheese.
An allegedly intoxicated Coralville man has been accused of stealing items from the First Avenue Hy-Vee Friday afternoon, including a jar of cheese that he allegedly proceeded to use to smear all over the men’s restroom.
According to a criminal complaint from the Iowa City police department, Blake Oren Robinson, 28, of Coralville was seen loitering in the store, and then was shown on security video stealing a jar of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso Medium Cheese, chips and beer. He then allegedly began consuming them in the men’s restroom, “committing criminal mischief with the cheese,” according to the criminal complaint. This criminal mischief included opening the jar and spreading the cheese all over the floor and walls.
Investigation by the police found Robinson with some of the beer still in his pocket. Robinson allegedly admitted to spreading the cheese because “he thought it would be funny.” According to the criminal complaint, Robinson appeared intoxication at the time of his arrest.
Police charged Robinson with public intoxication, third-degree theft and criminal mischief — all misdemeanors. A Hy-Vee employee had to clean up the cheese with standard toiletry items, according to the complaint.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico grocery store worker who misled shoppers into tasting a yogurt sample tainted with his semen was slammed Thursday for his “disgusting, despicable” crime by a judge who sentenced him to two years in federal prison.
Anthony Garcia, 32, tricked four women into sampling the contaminated food in January last year at Sunflower Market in Albuquerque, KOAT-TV reported. He pleaded guilty after being arrested on federal felony charges of food tampering. DNA testing confirmed that the semen was his.
Branding Garcia a threat to the community Thursday, US Attorney Kenneth Gonzalez said the offender had a history of “perverse sexual behavior,” KRQE-TV reported.
He had exposed himself on two occasions, Gonzalez said, and is awaiting trial in April on charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor, kidnapping and bribery.
Federal Judge Judith Herrera, who blasted Garcia’s “heinous” crime while sentencing him, was at one stage left almost speechless trying to describe her horror at his actions, KOAT reported.
The sentence was more than the 12 to 18 months expected, the station said, and will be served in Stafford, Ariz., while Garcia undergoes psychosexual evaluations and sex offender treatment.