It’s not been a good past couple of weeks for fast food brands in the USA. First, a police officer arrested a man because he thought (Krispy Kreme) doughnut glaze in the man’s car was crystal meth. Then an employee of Dunkin’ Donuts was fired for allegedly putting bleach in a box of donuts that he gave to some teenagers. Now, the last few weeks in food scandals has come a full circle; a Subway employee has been accused with lacing a cop’s drink with crystal meth.
The incident took place in Layton Utah. According to reports, surveillance videos show an 18 year old Subway employee spending a long amount of time preparing a drink of lemonade before handing it over to a police officer.
A few minutes after drinking up, the officer began feeling strange. A police report states “While approaching an intersection that had a red light, he had difficulty getting his foot to move to the brake pedal,. [He] drove to the Layton Police Department, where he was observed to have signs of impairment. He was unable to process information and drifted off, and was unable to focus on questions being asked of him.”
Tests run on the police officer confirmed traces of meth and THC in his system.
The employee in question has been arrested. However, Clint Bobrowski, a sergeant with the Layton Police Department made a statement urging customers not to boycott Subway. He said “In no way is this a reflection on the ownership of the restaurant,” he said. “We don’t have any fears for the safety of the public. They’ve been great dealing with us, and we would definitely encourage people that eat there to continue to do so.”
Across America, there have been numerous reports of restaurant workers refusing to serve cops, following the deaths of African American men at the hands of police. This, however, seems to be taking it a step too far. What’s going on, America?