UPDATE: The Marion County Sheriff's Office looked into the investigation and concluded the police officer forgot he took a bite from the sandwich. The Marion County Sheriff's Office released the following statement:
“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 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.
Our partners at McDonald’s have been helpful and have assisted in the MCSO investigation into what transpired with our employee. The investigation has determined that McDonald’s restaurant staff in no way tampered with the employee’s food. He 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.”
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A customer at a local McDonald's restaurant is looking for answers after finding that someone may have already helped themselves to his sandwich.
The customer, "DJ," is a regular at the McDonald's on West Morris Street and Holt Road. He ordered a McChicken sandwich, fries and cookies, but suspects someone took a bite from the sandwich before he completed the sale.
"I started to warm up my McChicken and I noticed several small bites. 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," said DJ, a local law enforcement officer. "I went ot the McDonald's and talked to the supervisor. 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 restaurant confirmed they are aware of DJ's complaint. Managers reportedly told him they will check the schedule to see who was on the food line when he placed his order.
A representative of McDonald's told Eyewitness News the incident was an isolated situation, but promised to get to the bottom of it.