Officer Hospitalized After Glass Is Found In Sandwich

Police say there's 'no reason to believe it was was intentional'
By Jim Liao, Epoch Times
July 20, 2016 Last Updated: July 20, 2016

A Columbus police officer was hospitalized after biting into a sandwich that had glass in it.

The officer was eating at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday when he heard a crunching sound while biting, according to a Columbus Police Facebook post,

The officer noticed that his mouth was bleeding and found glass in the sandwich. He was transported to a hospital.

Police later said in a Facebook update that there was “no reason to believe it was was intentional.”

FYI on officer injured by glass in sandwich: At this point in the investigation there is no reason to believe it was intentional. #CPD

— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) July 19, 2016

Another update on Tuesday said that the injured officer was out of the hospital and is doing well.

Leon Lewis, a manager at the restaurant, Lincoln Cafe, told WCMH that the eatery regularly serves police officers and there haven’t been any previous incidents.

“We have a good customer base. The Columbus Police Department supports my business, so there are no issues,” Lewis said.

An inspection by Columbus Public Health found small glass pieces under a drying rack, according to NBC4. Several glass plates drying on the rack were noted to have chips on their rims.

The inspection verified the drying rack was thoroughly cleaned, ruling out contamination as a secondary issue.

Facebook comments suggest not everyone believes the glass was an accident. 

“So what are the odds that the ONLY THING that was accidentally contaminated by that gross negligence was this officer’s food?…. Possible, but I don’t see how one individual could have that happen, but no one else did…,” said Facebook user Tom Gillotte.