INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana Sheriff's Office employee who accused McDonald's workers of groaning his sandwich before wrapping it gave up after remembering that the alleged burger had been through him the entire time.
An unidentified Marion County jail worker bought a chicken and small fries sandwich last week from a restaurant in Indianapolis. He said that when he went to warm up his meal later, he noticed "a few small bites," according to WTHR.
He said that he returned to the restaurant and confronted the manager, who offered him free food, which he refused.
"I just wanted to find out who this person was and whether they could handle him properly," he told WTHR.
His prosecution prompted the Marion County Sheriff's Office to investigate, and the story began to unravel. The sheriff's office says the officer has since apologized to McDonald's, explaining in a statement how the mix-up had apparently happened: the refrigerator in the rest room. He returned nearly seven hours later, forgetting that he had bitten the sandwich before. He wrongly concluded that a McDonald's restaurant employee had forged his food because he was a law enforcement officer. "
Marion County Sheriff's staff praised restaurant employees for their cooperation and called McDonald's a" valuable civic partner "[1