An Indiana sheriff’s office worker who accused McDonald’s employees of munching down on his sandwich before wrapping it up has recanted after remembering that the alleged hamburger was him all along.
The unidentified Marion County Jail employee purchased the chicken sandwich and a small fries last week from a restaurant in Indianapolis. He stated when he went to warm up his meal later; he observed “a number of small bites,” based on WTHR.
He mentioned he went back to the restaurant and confronted the supervisor, who provided him free meals, which he declined.
“I simply wished to seek out who the individual was and if they might cope with that individual in an acceptable way,” he informed WTHR.
His accusation prompted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to analyze, and the story started to unravel. The sheriff’s office says the officer has since apologized to the McDonald’s, explaining in a press release how the mix-up apparently occurred:
“The worker took a bite out of the sandwich upon starting his shift at the Marion County Jail, then placed it in the fridge in a break room. He returned almost seven hours later having forgotten that he had previously bitten the sandwich. He wrongly concluded that a McDonald’s restaurant worker had tampered with his meals because he’s a law enforcement officer.”
Marion County Sheriff’s Office officers praised the restaurant workers for his or her cooperation and called McDonald’s “a valued civic partner.”