Cops: Wyoming man twice befouled female co-worker's water bottle
NOVEMBER 20--Meet Brandon Raz. The Wyoming municipal employee pleaded not guilty today to charges that he twice ejaculated in the water bottle of a female co-worker.
Raz, 38, was charged this month with misdemeanor battery, stalking, and attempted battery counts after investigators matched his DNA with semen samples taken from the victim's water bottle.
According to a Jackson Police Department affidavit, the woman told cops that her 'personal water bottle' was first befouled in mid-September. After drinking from the bottle, which had been on her desk, 'the water smelled and tasted as if it had been contaminated by seminal fluid.'
But the woman did not contact police until October 6, when she again believed that her water had been contaminated. On that morning, she 'began to take a drink' and 'smelled the contents and discovered once again that it smelled of what she believed to be semen.'
After preliminary tests matched Raz's DNA with samples taken from the woman's water bottle, he admitted to a detective that he masturbated and ejaculated 'into the water bottle belonging to Jane Doe on two occasions,' according to the police affidavit.
Raz is pictured here in a mug shot taken today by the Teton County Sheriff's Office. Raz, a Town of Jackson worker, entered his not guilty plea this afternoon during an appearance in Circuit Court. Each of the misdemeanor counts carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $750 fine. (3 pages)