Investigation Finds Cop Forgot He Took Bite Of His Own McChicken Sandwich

The Marion County Sheriff's Office determined that a deputy had forgotten he had taken a bite from his sandwich.

Indianapolis, IN – An investigation into a bite missing from a law enforcement officer’s McChicken sandwich determined that the deputy had taken the bite himself before he went on shift and then forgot about it when he pulled his lunch out of the fridge later.

The investigation began after a local sheriff’s deputy told WTHR that he was served a McChicken sandwich with a bite missing from the McDonald’s located on West Morris Street and Holt Road, on the west side of Indianapolis where he is a regular customer.

The deputy said he stopped at the fast food restaurant and ordered a McChicken sandwich, a small fry, and some chocolate chip cookies.

But when he got to work and went to heat up his sandwich before eating, much to his surprise he found that somebody had already taken at least one bite out of his McChicken, WTHR reported.

"I started to warm up my McChicken and I noticed several small bites,” the deputy explained. “I know I didn't eat it. No one else was around. I said, 'You know what? I am going to the McDonald's to see if they can get that taken care of.”

There has been a rash of food service employees tampering with and doing disgusting things to the meals ordered by law enforcement officers over the past two years and most cops have learned to check carefully before eating, just like this deputy did.

"I went to the McDonald's and talked to the supervisor,” the deputy said. “She offered me some free food I didn't care anything about. I just wanted to find out who the person was and they deal with that person in an appropriate way."

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office told Blue Lives Matter in an email that it had investigated the deputy’s claims in conjunction with McDonald’s.

After a two week investigation, the sheriff’s department determined that it was the deputy himself who had taken a bite out of his own McChicken sandwich.

“Last week, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office employee purchased a McChicken sandwich from the McDonald’s location at 3828 W Morris Street, Indianapolis,” the Marion County Sheriff’s Office wrote. “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. He returned nearly seven hours later having forgotten that he had previously bitten the sandwich. He wrongly concluded that a McDonald’s restaurant employee had tampered with his food because he is a law enforcement officer.”

The sheriff’s department said that McDonald’s assisted in the investigation into what had happened and was very helpful.

“The investigation has determined that McDonald’s restaurant staff in no way tampered with the employee’s food,” the sheriff’s office said. “[The deputy] has since formally apologized to McDonald’s. We recognize that McDonald’s is a valued civic partner, and any insinuation in private or in the media to the contrary is unfounded.”

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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Firing the cop is an irrational and stupid reaction to the situation that doesn't warrant termination. A formal apology to McD (which has already been done), and move on. He's likely more embarrassed than anything else, and I'm sure his command staff has counseled him on the PR disaster he caused.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

IC 35-44.1-2-3False reporting; false informing

 Sec. 3. (a) As used in this section, "consumer product" has the meaning set forth in IC 35-45-8-1.

. . . (c) A person who reports, by telephone, telegraph, mail, or other written or oral communication, that: . . .

(2) there has been or there will be tampering with a consumer product introduced into commerce; or . . .

knowing the report to be false, commits false reporting, a Level 6 felony.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If I worked with this clown I would never let him forget this moment. What an embarrassment.

Budman2082
Budman2082

The guy sounds like a candidate for the rubber gun squad.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This guy has got to be something else. After all The hoo ha about someone messing with his sandwich. Looking for attention maybe? What an embarrassment.

tdmt
tdmt

To all the people saying that he then remembered taking the bite out of the sandwich I don't think that is what the article is saying at all. I did not see where it said he remembered taking a bite out of the sandwich. I do see where it says they investigated it and the sheriff's office stated that “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. He returned nearly seven hours later having forgotten that he had previously bitten the sandwich." so it sounds like they looked at their security video at the jail and found he had taken the bite out of it. I bet he feels terrible and is getting enough grief from coworkers that he doesn't need further punishment. He did apologize to the McDonald's restaurant.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

we should get McGruff out of retirement and his "taking a bite outa crime" unit to investigate.

trainbuff
trainbuff

Hey Barney, how's Andy doing?

Funonline
Funonline

My wife is always reminding me I already ate dinner..I usually reply, honey, I didn't have dinner. She replies, what you got is called DINNER, you want more go to Mickey Ds...Considering I live in California, Ive been thinking about lying about my citizenship. At least the non citizens get free stuff, including FF from Mickey Ds if they are hungry...Woe is me!