INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana sheriff's office employee who accused McDonald's workers of cracking his sandwich before wrapping it has returned after remembering that the alleged hamburger was on him the entire time.
The unidentified Marion County Jail worker purchased chicken sandwich and a small french fries last week from a restaurant in Indianapolis. He said that when he later went to warm up the meal, he noticed "several small bites," according to WTHR.
He said he went back to the restaurant and confronted the manager, who offered him free food, which he declined.
"I just wanted to find out who the person was and if they could deal with that person appropriately," he told WTHR.
His indictment prompted the Marion County Sheriff's Office to investigate, and the story began to loosen. The sheriff's office says the officer has since apologized to McDonald's, explaining in a statement how the mixing apparently happened:
the one in the refrigerator in a break room. He returned almost seven hours later, forgetting that he had previously bitten the sandwich. He incorrectly concluded that a McDonald's restaurant employee had tampered with his food because he was a police officer. "
Marion County Sheriff's Office officials praised the restaurant staff for the collaboration and called McDonald's a valued community partner. "[1