There's always been a special relationship between marijuana smoking and fast food. But you usually partake of one before the other. You don't use pot as a garnish, usually. But maybe that's a new food trend I just don't know about? An Iowa couple claims they found pot between the patties of a cheeseburger. And why they decided to complain about this rather than enjoy I'll never know -- oh, because the woman is pregnant! Yikes, what happened here exactly?
An anonymous man says he bought his pregnant fiance a McDouble cheeseburger from McDonald's. They say after taking a bite they noticed some plant-like substance that looked and smelled like marijuana. They marched that burger back into the restaurant and spoke with management. Then they called the police. Fortunately, they saved the cheeseburger so it can be tested in a criminal investigation lab. But they won't get results for about a month.
Meanwhile, police are investigating who could have put the pot in the cheeseburger, and why. I'm sure they're looking at the employees first, though there's always the possibility that the couple planted it there themselves. But I could answer that second question, why: Because that's the sort of prank some bored goofball kid would pull while high. Can't you see it? "Heheh, duuude, I put pot in someone's cheeseburger!" It's a wonder this doesn't happen more often.
But it's not just a stupid prank. First of all, no one should be tricked into consuming a drug, period. Secondly, it was a pregnant woman who ate the cheeseburger -- and while some doctors say it's safe to toke while pregnant, not everyone agrees. And thirdly, this prank would be a crime against a business, too, as Lt. Jason Bell of the Ottumwa, Iowa Police Department points out. This tarnishes the product and reputation of a restaurant. I mean, wouldn't you be a little nervous about eating at that establishment now? And it's not even their fault.
If they catch a suspect it will be a Class D felony. In Iowa that's on par with pimping and carries a sentence of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of $750 to $7,500. So whoever did this probably knows by now that they're in a heap of trouble if they get caught. Well, if they're paying attention. Who knows -- maybe they're too irresponsible to even know what's happening.
How would you feel if you found pot in your food -- delighted or outraged?