- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:22PM
A United States woman is a contender for the world’s worst flatmate, after she was caught on hidden camera spitting and spraying glass cleaner into her roommates’ food.
The video featuring Hayley King was recorded in early February and appears to show her spitting in multiple containers of food that was stored in a refrigerator in the off-campus house she shared with two other female students.
According to a report filed by the Columbia Police Department she can also be seen spraying glass cleaner on food and pouring it in food containers.
The 22-year-old has been charged with unlawful, malicious tampering with human drug product or food. She faces up to 20 years jail if convicted.
It’s understood King and her roommates had “multiple altercations” in the weeks prior to the incident. The women told police they had been trying to get King to move out because of the fights, but she had refused to leave.
King’s roommates told police they were worried about what she may have been doing at their house while they were away, so they set up hidden cameras inside the home.
One of the roommates reported to police that she ate some of the food that had Windex and spit in it.
WISTV reported police contacted King and she “confessed to the incident”.
One of King’s flatmates, who asked not to be named, said: “The aftermath ... caused me to fall behind in my classes. I was forced to switch out of one of my courses because I was so distracted with everything going on. This not only affected me physically, having to deal with the repercussions of the incident, but also mentally from the anxiety that came along with it.”
According to the report, one of the roommates also reported getting a threatening text message from an associate of King’s. “While Hayley is moving out don’t [expletive] with her. Y’all have been [expletive] taunting her since the semester started. If she tells me you’re [expletive] with her I will personally come and check you. You too old to try to be bullying some damn body. Grow the [expletive] up,” a portion of the text message stated.
King was released on bail and will return to court today.