Fast food vigilante

In an attempt to upstage upset fast food patrons who call 911 when they don’t get their McNuggets, lemonade, cheeseburger or proper garnish, a man in Peoria IL took the law into his own hands.

PJ reports that a McDonalds staff member was assaulted with an eggless McGriddle, after a customer, who purchased the breakfast sandwich, was angered by its lack of egg. 

Police were called to a West Bluff McDonald’s restaurant early Saturday after an employee was allegedly assaulted with a breakfast sandwich.

About 5:20 a.m., a man at the drive-through window at 627 N. Western Ave. was upset his McGriddle sandwich didn’t have an egg in it, the victim told police. She told the man she would correct the sandwich, but he became irate when the driver of the vehicle behind him honked at him to move.

The man then threw the hot, greasy sandwich at the 38-year-old employee’s face, according to police reports. The man drove off before police arrived.

The woman refused medical attention.

I’m not a huge McGriddle fan, but I do really like those sausage and egg McMuffins.

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Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.