Burger King kid’s meal comes with a side of pot

Caitlin McClure Contributor
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A 4-year-old customer in Dundee, Michigan found more than chicken nuggets in his Burger King kid’s meal Tuesday evening. The boy’s grandfather opened his grandson’s box to find a marijuana pipe packed with hashish and pot.

The man immediately notified police, who investigated the fast-food chain location to discover a 23-year-old male employee had loaded the pipe and then stashed it in the meal box to hide from his superiors.

“So it ended up inside a 4-year-old’s Kids Meal,” Dundee Police Chief Dave Uhl said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

The grandfather reported to police that he had noticed an employee fleeing to a car outside the restaurant. He gave police a description of the suspect and the car.

While interviewing the suspect, police found his forgotten cell phone nearby ringing. Two friends hiding in the car were calling the phone to warn the employee that police had arrived.

When Officer Kotsch answered the phone and asked whom he was speaking with, the two men did not realize they were speaking to police and responded, “we’re across the street.”

Officer Kotsch pursued the two men, who initially tried to flee into the woods until the  police warned them over the cell phone that he would arrest them and tow their car.

The employee admitted to charges that he had brought the drugs to work that night. Hashish and other drug paraphernalia were found in the car occupied by the 18 and 20-year-old friends, who did not work at Burger King.

All three men were released, but formal drug possession charges are being filed.

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