Wendy's worker drops pot in burger

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 10:45 AM
Last updated 7:37 PM
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ATLANTA — A Wendy’s employee who dropped a partially smoked blunt in a customer’s cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.

Police in the city of Lovejoy, Ga., about 25 miles south of downtown Atlanta, said a customer drove home with her food on Nov. 1, took a bite out of the burger and noticed a strange smell wafting from it.

The woman pulled the bun off and saw a partially smoked blunt inside, police said. A blunt is marijuana rolled into a hollowed-out cigar.

The woman called the restaurant’s manager and met there with police soon afterward.

In an incident report released Thursday, authorities said 32-year-old Amy Elizabeth Seiber admitted that the marijuana belonged to her as soon as she saw police standing in the restaurant with her manager.

Seiber told Officer Randall Rowland that it wouldn’t make any sense to lie about the marijuana, since she and the restaurant’s manager were the only ones working when the customer placed her drive-thru order, Rowland wrote in the report.

Seiber apologized, saying she had misplaced the marijuana, Rowland wrote.

Wendy’s officials said they’re deeply sorry for what happened.

“Obviously the employee broke the rules and did not follow proper food handling steps,” said Wendy’s spokesman Denny Lynch. He added that the corporation contacted the restaurant’s owner and officials were told that she had been fired.

“They have apologized to the customer and have offered to pay the medical bills,” Lynch said. “Furthermore, the franchisee is working on a satisfactory resolution with the customer.”

A call to the customer who found the drug in her sandwich was not immediately returned.

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mooseye
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mooseye 12/06/13 - 10:57 am
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Maybe

they should have given her a raise?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/06/13 - 11:10 am
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A dobbie burger. Cool man!!!! Next it will be brownies. LOL
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A dobbie burger. Cool man!!!! Next it will be brownies. LOL

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/06/13 - 11:56 am
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If she can share Medium Quality Weed

which in Ga costs around: $220.00 / oz.

She don't need a raise.

The worker should have been charged with a felony for food tampering under OCGA and USC.

BTW: If they want the perks of higher wages, they should also have the responsibilities that go with it. If they do get the unrealistic raise, then shouldn't, realistic responsibilities like: Random Drug Testing, showing up on time and limited absents, customer communications, all go with it?

myfather15
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myfather15 12/06/13 - 12:02 pm
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Maybe if they paid their

Maybe if they paid their employees $15.00 an hour, they would get better quality workers, instead of pot heads making out food!!

But, then we would be paying $17.50 for a value meal!!

David Parker
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David Parker 12/06/13 - 12:10 pm
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If the market would support

If the market would support it. Just b/c the big players raise their prices, doesn't mean you have to pay it. Patronize whoever you want and pay whatever is available. Or don't. Ain't the free market gr8?

blakkone
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blakkone 12/06/13 - 02:49 pm
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That's so wrong...

To find a roach (not the critter) in your burger when you bite it is absolutely disgusting and a lawsuit should be forthcoming...

...but in other news, why is weed still illegal??? I mean really, weed? a plant from the earth???

owensjef3
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owensjef3 12/06/13 - 02:55 pm
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Oh brother
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Oh brother

belle
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belle 12/06/13 - 03:48 pm
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Why it's illegal
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It is currently illegal for two reasons..there is no test yet available which will determine how long it's been since someone consumed the pot. Right now the tests only show they HAVE and it could have been ten minutes ago or two months ago. This makes it impossible to maintain a drug free workplace. Secondly, there is a LOT of money coming into this country through illegal sales which the powers that be don't want to see end.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/06/13 - 11:23 pm
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blakkone, lawsuit my gosh. Go

blakkone, lawsuit my gosh. Go on with life. I am sure she was not harmed. Also, It might be a plant from the earth but it still clouds your judgement like booze. Use it in your own home if you want but I want no part of it or what it does to you or leads you too.

KSL
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KSL 12/06/13 - 11:58 pm
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Good Lord

A worker does something wrong, breaking company policies and you want the company sued? No sense in suing the wrong doer. Go after the one with the deeper pockets. That is what the lowest level of lawyers do.

rebellious
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rebellious 12/07/13 - 12:19 am
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@ $15.00 per hour

maybe it would have been better quality weed without the cigar portion of the blunt. Customer would have immediately been hungrier with the munchies and ordered five big sacks of french fries (my favorite when I had the munchies). I may have struck upon a marketing strategy for the legalization of marijuana.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/07/13 - 09:38 am
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Well now Mr Rebel :)

You seem to have a lot of knowledge about quality weed....for some reason....maybe I need to make a trip out yonder way & check the country side..hahah

rebellious
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rebellious 12/07/13 - 06:50 pm
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I have weed (s) in my yard.

And thats all I got to say about that!''Wait...real weeds like broadleaf and dandelions, etc. I don't need no visit from Narco, OK.

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