Delta Air Lines have said that “sewing-type” needles were found in sandwiches served on flights from Amsterdam to three U.S. cities over the weekend.
Investigators were still trying to determine how they got into the meals.
The airline said that the needles were found by passengers in four sandwiches on flights from the Dutch capital bound for Atlanta, Minneapolis and Seattle.
Kristin Baur, a Delta spokeswoman, said that local and federal authorities were investigating the incidents aboard four flights.
She said the airline had taken immediate action with the caterer “to ensure the safety and quality of the food” served on its aircraft.
Christina Ulosevich, a spokeswoman for Gategroup, the Swiss-based company whose Gate Gourmet unit supplies Delta with onboard meals, said that the caterer was cooperating fully with investigators.
But she declined to comment further, saying “details of this matter must remain confidential.”
A 21-year-old woman in Ontario was charged with drunk driving after police found her passed out in her car at the McDonalds drive-thru, waiting for her Filet-o-Fish sandwich.
Police said that staff reported the woman at about 5:20 a.m. Saturday morning after she placed her order.
Police said the officer could strongly smell alcohol when he woke the woman up from her hungry slumber behind the wheel.
She was taken to the station for a breathalyzer test and charged with drunk driving.
Emmanuel Jaramillo is accused of stealing a $6.92 Cuban sandwich from a Florida grocery store in Holmes Beach.
When confronted by the store’s manager about the alleged theft, Jaramillo began to tussle with the manager.
The struggle became so escalated that several Publix employees had to sit on Jaramillo until police arrived, an arrest affidavit from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office indicated.
The incident caused about $300 damage to a display case and $38.68 to greeting cards, the affidavit states.
48-year-old Lawrence Staley was arrested after police say he threw a breakfast sandwich at a Forest Grove Jack in the Box employee, striking her in the back of the head Thursday afternoon.
Staley, of Banks, went to the drive-through at the fast food joint, made an order, then drove back around and went into the restaurant to complain about his food.
Staley had taken issue with his curly fries.
An employee, Capt. Mike Herb, a Forest Grove Police Department spokesman said, explained to Staley that curly fries are more expensive than regular fries. The employee then gave Staley an order of regular fries in addition to the curly fries.
Herb said Staley began to walk away, but decided he still wasn’t satisfied. Staley then reached into his bag, grabbed a food item and pitched it at the employee, but missed.
He then grabbed his Breakfast Jack – cheese, egg and ham between a toasted bun – and chucked it at the employee, nailing her in the back of the head, Herb said. She was not injured.
The restaurant’s manager chased Staley outside, where another altercation ensued, Herb said. The manager took down Staley’s license plate number as he left.
Police located Staley in Banks, where he was taken into custody on accusations of harassment and second-degree disorderly conduct, Herb said. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail.
Two men have been charged in Philadelphia after robbing a 13-year-old boy of his meatball sub. Unfortunately they did not also steal the cellphone he used to call police.
Tthe boy was walking home after buying a sandwich when two men got out of a black Ford Expedition and approached him.
One of the men, brandishing a revolver, told the boy, “Whatever you do, don’t move.”
The second suspect searched the boy’s pockets. When the two suspects determined the boy had nothing of value, they swiped his meatball sub and ran to the waiting car.
The boy promptly called police to report the theft, and police officers found two men matching the suspects’ descriptions in an SUV along with two other men.
All four men have been charged.
Police in Ross Township have arrested a man after they said he stole a sandwich from a restaurant and then tried to flee in a forklift parked nearby.
Police said Sean Faulkner ordered food from Sieb’s Pub on Babcock Boulevard and ran out the door without paying. Employee Karie Donatelli said that Faulkner “just was very weird. We were very leery of him.”
Witnesses told investigators Faulkner then tried to leave in a forklift parked in a nearby lot, police said.
“The forklift doesn’t travel fast, so I don’t know that he was able to make a speedy escape,” said Detecive Brian Kohlhepp.
Faulkner, who was found by responding officers sitting in the forklift, told them that he saw the keys inside and drove it to a parking lot next door to Sieb’s, police said.
“Apparently, he was tired of walking, and he said he saw the forklift with the keys in it, and it seemed like a good idea at the time,” said Kohlhepp.
“We’ve had construction vehicle thefts, but I don’t know that anyone took one and used it as the getaway vehicle.” Sieb also admitted to taking the sandwich without paying, police said.
Faulkner was charged with theft and receiving stolen property. “I hope something like that never happens again, but it was very funny,” said Donatelli.
Jeremy Merck who is a Pennsylvania police officer is suing a deli and the cook who admitted to putting body hair into his bagel sandwich.
Evesham Police Officer Merck, 30, said in his lawsuit against Marlton deli Good Foods to Go the eatery was negligent for failing to keep its premises safe and for failing to properly examine the sandwich.
The suit alleges the eatery failed to properly hire, train and supervise its employees.
The suit names former Good Foods to Go employee Ryan Burke, who pleaded guilty last October to aggravated assault on an officer and retaliation for a past official action. He was sentenced to two years’ probation, fines and 15 days in jail.
The suit is seeking unspecified monetary damages.