Birmingham police sergeant, Patrick Cosby, is biting mad after he bit into a 1-inch bolt in his Arby’s Classic Roast Beef sandwich.
The police sergeant said he doesn’t know if the bolt was intentionally placed there because he is a police officer – there have been similar incidents around the country in what officers feel is a continuing anti-police sentiment – or whether it was a machine malfunction, which Arby’s officials claim. But either way, he finds it unacceptable.
“I don’t know how you make a sandwich with a bolt that large in it and not be intentional,” Crosby said, “I can’t wrap my head around that.”
Senior vice president for communications with Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., Christopher Fuller, provided this statement on the incident:
“We take this matter very seriously and conducted an immediate investigation. After reviewing video footage from our kitchen speaking with our team members, we are confident no one was targeted in this instance. We have a long-standing tradition of supporting our men and women in uniform, and we are currently working with the guest to resolve the matter.”
This incident happened Thursday, June 1, while the sergeant was working late on the department’s Operation Eagle crime-fighting effort. He went through the drive-thru at Arby’s on Seventh Avenue South in downtown Birmingham, where he ordered the Classic Roast Beef meal.
“I took the first bite into the sandwich, I mashed down on something really hard,’‘ he said. “I pulled back and spit it out and looked into the sandwich. There’s a massive bolt laying there. I’m kind of in shock.”
“I’m playing this out in my head,” he said. “I wondered if it was intentionally done.”
Cosby took pictures and sent them to his wife who posted the photo on Facebook with a warning to other area law enforcement officers, and contacted the Arby’s customer complaint hotline. He then went back to the restaurant, and asked for a manager. He pulled out the sandwich and showed her what he had. “She’s kind of thrown by it,” he said.
“I feel like it was intentional. What are the chances it was an officer that got the 1 -inch bolt in his sandwich?” Cosby said. “If I were making a sandwich at home, I’d know if a 1-inch bolt was in there. They’re not owning up to it.”
Cosby filed a report with the Birmingham Police Department, and contacted the FDA, which instructed him to contact the Jefferson County Health Department. Cosby said the agency visited the restaurant on Monday.
Source: Daily Mail