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Niagara man gets prison time for spitting in cop's food

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI (WTAQ) - A Wisconsin man will spend 29 months in a Michigan prison, for spitting into a snack wrap and serving it to a police officer while working at McDonald's. 

24-year-old Dalton Ursulean of Niagara struck a deal with prosecutors, in which he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of placing harmful objects in food. 

During Monday's sentencing, it was disclosed that Ursulean had tested positive for Hepatitis"C" -- and a VA officer who received the snack wrap did not get the disease after eating the infected meal last August. 

As part of the plea bargain, the prosecution asked that Ursulean serve his time in a county jail instead of a full-fledged state prison. The defense attorney wanted Ursulean go free, after spending 347 days in jail while his case was winding through the courts.

District Judge Mary Barglind of Iron Mountain said the defendant needs prison time. She said his previous convictions -- three felonies and six misdemeanors -- showed he could not be rehabilitated in a county lock up. 

Ursulean apologized, saying he wants to, "actually do right." 

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