By LEVI PULKKINEN
A 10-time felon is suing King County alleging a crime against good taste -- serving moldy snacks to inmates.
In court documents filed earlier this month, Moses Wiggins III, 41, said he bought and ate moldy Keefe Snack Legends Dunkin' Sticks while jailed at the Norm Maleng Justice Center.
Wiggins didn't notice the green growth until he became violently ill halfway through a bag of the cookies. He claims staff at the Kent jail ignored his pleas for medical help as he spent several days vomiting while suffering from diarrhea and stomach cramps.
Representing himself in the suit, Wiggins has asked that he be compensated for his "pain, suffering, mental and emotional distress" by King County and snack stick manufacturer Keefe Group. No response has been filed in King County Superior Court.
Currently serving a 3 ½ year sentence at Stafford Creek Corrections Center near Aberdeen, Wiggins has been in trouble with the law since he was convicted at age 17 of attempted burglary. He pleaded guilty to first-degree theft in 2007 for his role in a Kent robbery during which a man was shot.