Cop Takes 1 Bite Of His Food, Immediately Hears Snickering And Feels Pains In His Chest
LifeAspire Staff 5/18/2017
After Oklahoma City Police Officer Shawn Byrne wrapped up volunteering at an event held at Putnam City Baptist Church, he craved a quesadilla from Taco Bell, so he stopped to grab a bite to eat on the way home.
That's when the man believes people took the opportunity to harm him simply because he's a police officer.
Officer Byrne was wearing his uniform when he stopped at Taco Bell. He ordered a steak quesadilla, but right away, he realized something was wrong with his food, his attorney Brian Dell told KFOR-TV.
"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad."
The officer's mouth and throat weren't burning because the food was hot, but rather because something suspicious had been added to his quesadilla.
In fact, he went to the doctor the next day, because he was in so much pain. He indeed had suffered severe burns to his throat.
"The (U.S.) Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne."
Officer Byrne grew even more suspicious when the Taco Bell employees began laughing at him. His attorney told KFOR-TV that they are convicted felons.
"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman."
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The police officer filed a police report regarding the incident. A spokesperson for the police department told KFOR-TV that the incident was investigated, employees at Taco Bell were interviewed, but the district attorney declined to press charges. So Officer Byrne is suing Taco Bell. He is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.
"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury."
A spokesperson for Taco Bell told Daily Mail that the company denies the claim and the lawsuit's claims of "deliberate wrongdoing are puzzling." What a crazy situation!
Sources: KFOR-TV, Daily Mail FB Image Credit: Facebook/Special Olympics Oklahoma, Flickr/Mike Baird