A Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts employee has been arrested after a police officer found a “large, thick glob of mucus which was later confirmed to be saliva”‘ in the coffee he had just brought, ABC News reports.
Illinois State Police (ISP) said that the unnamed District Chicago Trooper had gone to the Dunkin’ Donuts on Archer Avenue in Chicago, on July 30 at about 10.20pm to buy a large cup of black coffee.
“Due to the coffee being extremely hot, the Trooper removed the lid from the top of the cup to cool it down,” the Illinois State Police said in a statement.
That was when he saw a ‘large, thick piece of mucus’ floating in the coffee, police said.
Immediately after the incident, the ISP began an investigation which led to the arrest of 25-year old Dunkin’ Donuts employee Vincent J. Sessler just a few hours later.
Dunkin’ said in a statement to NBC News that the franchise owner had fired Sessler. Sessler was taken into custody by the ISP District Chicago Troopers and has been charged with Disorderly Conduct and Battery to a Peace Officer.
ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly issued a stern statement about the incident.
“This is outrageous and disgusting,” said Kelly. “The men and women of the Illinois State Police put their heart and soul into protecting the lives and rights of all people in this state every day. They deserve better than this insulting and dangerous treatment.”
Kelly added that ISP officers and employees are now prohibited from visiting that Dunkin’ Donuts location for their own safety.
Sessler currently remains in custody at the Chicago Police Department’s 8th District while the investigation continues.