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Mich. Chef Charged for Squirting Alcoholic Saki Into Toddler's Mouth

Everybody loves dinner and a show. Habachi-style Japanese restaurants have been very popular in the United States because they marry these two activities and get the whole table to participate. One cook in Ohio appears to have taken things a little too far, however, as he has been charged with serving alcohol to a minor. What do we mean? Well, the child's parents claim their two-year-old become sick after having Saki squirted in his mouth.

The parents of 2-year-old Karl Preusser, nicknamed KJ, were furious after the chef squirted Japanese rice wine into their son's mouth after offering a free squirt to adults at the table. KJ's mother, Brittany Winter, told WJW-TV that the chef had jokingly asked if the two-year-old was 21. The boy said yes and opened his mouth where the chef shockingly squirted a "mouthful" of alcohol. The parents said following the squirt KJ began giggling and "his eyes got all watery," then began to spit up.

CBS News reports that the cook told police he intended to make a motion like he was going to give the child some alcohol, but accidentally squirted some in his mouth. The restaurant backed up his claims.

KJ's parents however told WOIO that before going to the police they complained to the manager, who said he would let the cook go that night.

The cook was charged with one count of furnishing intoxicating liquor to a minor, a first degree misdemeanor, and was summonsed to appear later this month in Massillon Municipal Court.

(H/T: The Consumerist)

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