Here’s a life lesson: Don’t hide drug paraphernalia in your fast food, folks. It’s like hiding it in a six pack of beer in a frat house fridge, aka WORST HIDING SPOT EVAR.
Unfortunately, this particular Burger King employee didn’t get the memo.
After taking enjoying a day at Splash Universe water park, a Michigan customer found a packed marijuana pipe in his 4-year-old grandson’s Burger King Kids Meal purchased at a location in Dundee, Michigan. Needless to say, grandpa was not amused and notified the police.
“He handed the … meal … to his 4-year-old grandson, and when they opened it up they found a loaded marijuana pipe inside,” stated Dundee Police Chief David Uhl.
Determined to find the culprit behind the matter, the customer scribbled down the license plate of a car full of “suspicious” kids he spotted outside the restaurant he saw a Burger King employee running to. As an officer was interviewing the employee, he noticed the suspect’s cell phone laying nearby. The two friends in the car outside called the cell hoping to warn the suspect of the police and unknowingly informed the officer that, “We’re across the street.”
When the officer went into the parking lot, the two ditched their car and ran into the woods. After the officer called them on their cell phone and threatened to arrest the two and tow their car, they emerged from the woods. Hashish and other drug paraphernalia were discovered inside the car; the Burger King employee admitted to police that the pipe was his and that he brought the pot to work that night.
All three involved, ages 18 to 20, were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Of course, in a statement emailed to Huffpo, a Burger King spokesperson would like everyone to know that customer safety is a “top priority” and that “[this] Burger King restaurant is owned and operated by a franchisee who enforces a zero-tolerance drug policy.”
Luckily, no one was harmed by the loaded pipe.