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Wendy's worker who dropped pot in burger is arrested, fired

By Phillip Lucas

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:48 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2013

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."

Clayton County court officials were unsure if Seiber had an attorney. A telephone number listed for her was out of service.

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

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saywhatyouthink wrote:
I can see her calling the manager to complain but the police too? excessive complaining I think.
on December 5,2013 | 09:01PM
droid wrote:
The article doesn’t say that she was the one who called police.
on December 6,2013 | 05:27AM
copperwire9 wrote:
Medical bills? Seriously? She could just light up.
on December 5,2013 | 09:38PM
PCWarrior wrote:
The customer should have been charged extra for the doobie. I can see calling the Health Department but not the police. Reefer madness still lives.
on December 6,2013 | 08:18AM
TaiBow wrote:
Where's the Beef!!!?
on December 5,2013 | 10:18PM
9ronboz wrote:
And this for 15 bucks an hour!?
on December 5,2013 | 10:23PM
droid wrote:
Wendy’s kitchen help make $15 an hour in Atlanta?!
on December 6,2013 | 05:28AM
busterb wrote:
No wonder fast food workers need more money. They give away dope!
on December 6,2013 | 06:06AM
loquaciousone wrote:
A call to the customer who found the drug in her sandwich was not immediately returned. Probably contacting a lawyer to set up her soon to be retirement account.
on December 6,2013 | 06:20AM
false wrote:
After the story broke… business at that particular restaurant has increased by 183%.
on December 6,2013 | 07:12AM
makiki123 wrote:
Wendy's was really trying to break into Jack In The Box's night time meals for stoners, but they're never going to admit it.
on December 6,2013 | 07:34AM
PMINZ wrote:
A "Blunt" What I never heard of that. Never heard it called that. Hey Man where is my Stash, Hey got a light? Ooh Was that Maui Wowie or some cheep weed?
on December 6,2013 | 08:19AM
PMINZ wrote:
Looked "Blunt" on the internet Hmm guess I've been out of the scene too long only knew "roach" or "Joint" , "number" or "doobie" my language skills are behind the times.
on December 6,2013 | 12:08PM
Mahalo wrote:
Obviously the employee broke the rules and did not follow proper food handling steps," said Wendy's spokesman Denny Lynch You think??
on December 6,2013 | 01:06PM
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