Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
[P.S.: I'm no longer sure who sent me this one.]
Thanks to Prince George’s County Ex-Pat for this article.
The following article contains some usage errors which have become increasingly common in recent years.
“[W]here she had previously worked…”
Unless you are saying that she allegedly went back to her former place of employment to commit the crime, you should say, “where she had worked…”
Similarly, the subhed should be “Several people say they became ill after an employee at a Sterling company…,” not an “ex-employee…”
Reporters constantly write that an “ex-this or ex-that” was arrested for what he did at the job that he was surely carrying out at the time, and from which he was only fired, after he was arrested. Thus, he was not an “ex-this or ex-that,” but a “this or that.”
Suspect Arrested for Pouring Cleaning Fluid into Office Coffee Maker: LCSO
Several people say they became ill after an ex-employee at a Sterling company allegedly poured cleaning fluid into the office coffee maker.
By Sharon Reed (Patch Staff)
October 21, 2016 11:26 a.m. ET
LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA — A Sterling woman was arrested for allegedly pouring a cleaning agent into a coffee maker over several weeks at a business where she had previously worked, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office (LCSO).
Deputies say that several employees of the company located in the 45000 block of Ocean Court in Sterling reported that they have been ill on Oct. 13.
The subject was identified as Mayda E. Rivera-Juarez, 32, of Sterling.
[Rivera is probably not from Sterling, but merely stays there.]
Rivera-Juarez was arrested on October 21 and charged with Felony Assault (Adulteration of Food, Drug, with Intent).
She is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond, according to the LCSO.