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.”
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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