Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Have it My Way B#@ch

Just when you thought it was safe to start eating mass produced junk food prepared by disenfranchised angry workers again, a story like this comes along and rocks your world. Granted, the alleged perpetrators were targeting police officers, but doesn't this want to make you want to take charged of preparing your own food? Just a little bit?

"A family has sued the franchisee of a KFC/Taco Bell unit for allegedly allowing an employee to urinate and spit in their food two years ago.

The suit, filed against Mid Plains Food and Lodging in North Platte, Neb., alleges that Sidney, Neb., police officer Keith Andrew and his wife and two sons became “violently ill” after eating the meal on Oct. 28, 2005. The Mid Plains employee, Casey Diedrich, pleaded guilty in March to a similar incident, which was part of a scheme directed against police officers, the Associated Press reported."

Nations Restaurant News - Breaking News


sfchin said...

Doesn't it seem a little odd that they waited 2 years before filing a lawsuit? If someone spat and urinated in my food, I don't think it would take me 2 years to think, "Hey, wait..."

Bob del Grosso said...

Yes sfchin, it is weird on it's face. But I'm guessing that those two years were spent finding the right lawyers and building a case. They may have even done work to include other plaintiffs. Notice that the accused have pleaded guilty to "a scheme directed against police officers." So there may be others involved.
Of course the cynic in me wants to add "and finding investors to fund the suit" but I won't let him sully the dialectic with his nattering negativity. :-)

The Foodist said...

Bobs probably right, they may have been trying to negotiate with a lawyer for the last 2 years, but have been unsuccessful or just didnt get an offer they liked.. so they filed suit which makes it publicly aware.

Same thing is happening with me right now in regards to an auto accident. Theres a three year limitation on filing suit in most civil cases.