Net manhunt tracks dirty Domino's duo http://www.smh.com.au/news/technolog...e#contentSwap1 Asher Moses April 16, 2009 - 11:30AM An online manhunt has led to the firing and arrest of two Domino's Pizza employees after they published videos of themselves on the web fouling up customers' food. Viewers, disgusted by the vile videos, managed to track down the employees, Kristy and Michael, to a Domino's store in North Carolina in the US. Readers of the Consumerist.com website found the location of the store after conducting a Google search on the YouTube username used to post the video clips. They informed Domino's headquarters, which promptly fired the two employees and said in a statement that it had filed a criminal complaint against them and there were warrants out for their arrest. The company also planned to file a civil lawsuit. In a note published later on its website, Domino's said the pair had been "arrested under a felony warrant". There were five videos posted to YouTube. Many versions of the clips, which quickly spread virally, have been removed from the site, but they are being republished all over the web. In one, Michael farts on a piece of salami before putting it on someone's sandwich, blows his nose in it and puts individual pieces of grated cheese used to make the sandwich up his nose. "In about five minutes it'll be sent out on delivery where somebody will be eating these, yes, eating them, and little did they know that cheese was in his nose and that there was some lethal gas that ended up on their salami," Kristy says. "Now that's how we roll at Domino's." In another, Michael sneezes on cheese sticks as Kristy, who filmed the clips, announces: "That's right, come to our store, we'll give you a lot of love." While the antics were going on, the manager was out at the back reading a newspaper, "as always", Kristy says in the clip. In another of the videos Michael wipes his backside with a sponge before using it to clean a pot. Domino's apologised and said the incidents overshadowed the hard work performed by the 125,000 people who were employed by the company around the world. "We thank members of the online community who quickly alerted us and allowed us to take immediate action," Domino's USA president Patrick Doyle announced in a video published on YouTube. "Although the individuals in question claim it's a hoax, we are taking this incredibly seriously." Doyle said the store in question had been shut down and sanitised "from top to bottom". The company was also re-examining its hiring practices. The incident comes after three scantily clad Californian teens were fired from their jobs at KFC late last year for publishing photos of themselves on MySpace bathing in a KFC basin. The shift towards publishing our lives on social networking sites has uncovered serious behavioural issues in workplaces and exposed businesses to immense reputational damage. A business's reputation can be tarnished as a result of the stupid behaviour of a single rogue employee. But it has also given some companies licence to fire people based on seemingly innocuous posts, such as announcing in their Facebook status that they are tired of work. Employers are scrambling to get control of what their staff say about their company on the web but this has proven increasingly difficult as most employment contracts and policies were formulated in the days before social networking existed.