Three Florida restaurant workers were fired after being accused of spitting in the food they prepared for two uniformed, on-duty deputies at a restaurant in Okeechobee, WTFS reported.

An anonymous person notified the restaurant owners about the incident that happened at the Highway 55 restaurant on April 27, according to a news release.

The owner fired the three juvenile workers and contacted the Okeechobee City Police Department after viewing video footage of the incident.

The teens, two of which are 17 years old and one who is 16, were charged with Florida’s food anti-tampering act and battery on a law enforcement officer.

The food tampering charge is a first-degree felony and the battery charge is a third-degree felony.

The teens were transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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Laura Jazmin Tolliver is a digital reporter for GateHouse Media Group’s Florida team, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. Jaz’s stories, which run across digital, print and video platforms, are syndicated across the 22 Florida newspaper markets.