UNION CITY, Ga. — A McDonald’s employee spent a night in jail and is facing criminal charges because a police officer’s burger was too salty, so salty that he says it made him sick.
Kendra Bull was arrested Friday, charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct and freed on $1,000 bail.
Bull, 20, said she accidentally spilled salt on hamburger meat and told her supervisor and a co-worker, who ”tried to thump the salt off.”
On her break, she ate a burger made with the salty meat. ”It didn’t make me sick,” Bull told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
But then Police Officer Wendell Adams got a burger made with the oversalted meat, and he returned a short time later and told the manager it made him sick.
Bull admitted spilling salt on the meat, and Adams took her outside and questioned her, she said.
”If it was too salty, why did (Adams) not take one bite and throw it away?” said Bull, who has worked at the restaurant for five months. She said she didn’t know a police officer got one of the salty burgers because she couldn’t see the drive-through window from her work area.
Police said samples of the burger were sent to the state crime lab for tests.
City public information officer George Louth said Bull was charged because she served the burger ”without regards to the well-being of anyone who might consume it.”
TONY VAHL SAYS: That story amazes me on many levels:
1. She alerted her supervisor, and all he did was try to “thump the salt off?” The supervisor should have spent a night in jail, as well. What, they were to busy to cook another hamburger? Damn.
2. Kendra, after alerting the supervisor, admits to what she did. I guess she’s not good at practicing LME.[Lazy Man Ethics]
3. Gee, Kendra, nobody cares that you ate the salty burger and didn’t get sick.
4. Anyone eating at McDonald’s is exhibiting reckless conduct with their health anyway … so I don’t really sympathize with the officer. Everyone knows you take a risk when you eat fast food.
5. This sounds like an Onion article.
6. The officer must have a lot of time on his hands, to be sending burgers to the crime lab for analysis. I think he needs to justify his salary!
7. What the hell is a City Public Information Officer? How many levels of bureaucracy is needed?