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Former cook gets 7 years for putting lye in Yum Yum Sauce
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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A disgruntled Florida restaurant worker has been sentenced to seven years in prison for putting deadly plumber's lye into the Yum Yum sauce. The owner of a Hibachi Express franchise checked surveillance video after feeling his mouth burn when he tasted the sauce during a routine inspection. Lakeland police say the video showed 54-year-old Margarito Padilla accessing a container of poisonous drain cleaner and then going to where the Yum Yum sauce was kept.