I thought the hamburglar only liked burgers, but it seems any McDonald's delights will do after Indianapolis police had a real-life hamburglar go after an officer's McChicken. Or so they thought….
With the creation of a tense climate following the dumping of water onto on- duty officers in New York, it makes sense that uniformed police are currently on their guard at all times.
It has been proven that lunchtime is no exception to this rule after an officer in Miami was given bleach- wrapped burritos at a Taco Bell.
I would be on edge after that.
After this prior incident, an officer came back from his duty at the Marion County Sheriff’s office in Indianapolis to find a bite out of his McChicken sandwich
The police have a hard enough job now they can't even rely on the sanctity of their McChicken? What is this world coming to?
“I know I didn’t eat it,” stated the officer, who wished only to be identified as “DJ,” told WTHR. “I said. ‘ You know what? I am going to McDonald's to see if they can get that taken care of.’”
You have to wonder though...
What if a fellow officer just wanted a bite of that delicious chicken sandwich?
DJ returned to the McDonald’s restaurant located outside Indianapolis to get to the bottom of what had happened to his sandwich. After explaining the situation, McDonald's offered the officer free food in repayment for this mishap.
DJ, however, was more concerned in ensuring that the location didn’t have an employee that was targeting police officers. A viable concern after the previous accounts of police targeting at other fast-food chains.
“I just wanted to find out who the person was and they deal with that person in an appropriate way,” he said to the Indianapolis News Network WTHR.
With fear growing around the incident, and to ensure the safety of officers in the future, McDonald's and the sheriff's department launched full investigations into the incident.
Here is where the story takes a strange turn…..
It turns out there was no McDonald’s employee at fault. The officer had forgotten he had taken a bite of the sandwich before the beginning of his shift.
“The employee took a bite out of the sandwich upon starting his shift at the Marion County Jail, then placed it in the refrigerator in a break room,” police said in a statement to WTHR. “He returned nearly seven hours later having forgotten that he had previously bitten the sandwich.
That is honestly upsetting, that means this man's job is so stressful, his day was so long he couldn't remember taking a bite of his delicious McChicken. I could not live that kind of life...
The officer has since apologized to McDonald's for the false accusations, and the police released a statement that the officer had wrongly concluded that a McDonald's employee had tampered with his food.
The Marian County Sheriff's Department praised McDonald’s for their cooperation in cracking this case.
"We recognize that McDonald’s is a valued civic partner, and any insinuation in private or in the media to the contrary is unfounded,” police said.
We love our officers, and we love our McDonald's, and we are so happy this issue was appropriately resolved for both parties and that officers can feel safe in the Indianapolis McDonald's.
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