If you've ever wondered what would happen if you heated up pee in a microwave — well, now we know.
A Denver woman was ticketed on property damage charges last week after she blew up a urine sample by heating it up in a 7-Eleven microwave.
Angelique Sanchez, 26, was waiting for a physical and urinalysis examination Thursday for a potential job, according to a police reported cited by KUSA-TV in Denver. She walked into a 7-Eleven and placed a liquid in the microwave. A few seconds later, a clerk heard a loud bang. The clerk saw Sanchez remove a white plastic bottle out of the microwave, according to KOAA-TV in Pueblo.
When the clerk went to investigate, she noticed "yellow dripping liquid" coming from the microwave and a smell that was "unquestionably urine."
The clerk told Sanchez she had to clean up the mess or the police would be called, the report said, so Sanchez "wiped out the microwave onto the floor." Then she left.
The clerk called the police after Sanchez left and said “she had cleaned up the mess and did not understand the problem,” according to the report.
When an officer caught up with Sanchez at a nearby health clinic, he told her, "That urine blew up where people prepare their food." She responded by telling him, "It was not real urine." The report gives no indication that the urine wasn't real.
It's unclear why Sanchez wanted her urine to be microwaved. Heat can tamper with the result of urine tests by either changing the urine's temperature or destroying a sample.
The police officer told an employee at the clinic that Sanchez shouldn't be allowed to take a urine test that day, the report said. Police said she likely damaged the $500 microwave.
Sanchez has been previously arrested several times and convicted of theft, according to a Colorado criminal background check cited by KUSA TV.
[Photo: Aurora Police Department]