Parents outraged after razor found in 4-year-old's McDonald's Happy Meal

Kerry Justich

Parents of a 4-year-old in Columbus, Wis., are sharing their disappointment with a local McDonald’s after they say their son pulled a razor tool out of his Happy Meal.

Scot Dymond took to a community Facebook group on Sunday to post a photo of what was found in his child’s lunch and to express concern over the restaurant chain’s practices. According to the post, a razor knife was the toy included in his son’s meal, which was a surprise to the parents who turned around to find the toddler playing with it.

“My 4-year-old could have sliced his arm open or a finger off!!” the post read.

And although no injury of the sort happened, Dymond placed a report with the Columbus Police Department to investigate the incident, which, he said, “supposedly happens several times per year.”

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The police department didn’t immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment. However, Columbus Police Chief Dennis Weiner told WISC-TV that it was likely a fluke.

“[It’s] kinda scary, kinda scary. I understand the blade was also extended when it was found in the box as well,” he told the local Wisconsin outlet. “I don’t think anyone had ill intent.”

Parents found a razor tool in their 4-year-old’s Happy Meal. (Photo: Scot Dymond via Facebook)
Parents found a razor tool in their 4-year-old’s Happy Meal. (Photo: Scot Dymond via Facebook)

He went on to say that the manager confirmed that the tool is used for cleaning at the restaurant and probably fell off a shelf into the bag.

The father’s comments on his Facebook post alleged that the store’s manager also told the police, “It happens,” and admitted that a similar incident took place just three months ago. However, Weiner told WISC-TV that the police department has never received a report about it.

The owner and operator of the specific McDonald’s location, Dion Conn, told Yahoo Lifestyle, “The safety and security of our customers is a top priority. We are working with local law enforcement to investigate this claim.”

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