As organized fast food workers take part in protests across the country to demand a $15-per-hour minimum wage, one Wendy’s employee in Lovejoy, Ga., is really not helping the cause.
The fast food worker, identified as Amy Sieber, accidentally dropped her used marijuana cigarette in a customer’s cheeseburger in November. The customer reportedly returned to the store and called police after finding the pot in her food.
Police responded and arrested the 32-year-old employee after she allegedly confessed to the illegal mishap.
Lt. Michael Gaddis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Sieber admitted she was smoking while she worked and accidentally dropped part of her marijuana into the burger as she prepared it.
In addition to being arrested, Sieber was also reportedly fired by Wendy’s for failing to “follow proper food handling steps.”
Lovejoy Police arrested this FORMER Wendy's employee after she accidentally served her half smoked blunt in a burger pic.twitter.com/dBGLGlIrSA
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It wasn’t clear if the customer, Shalon Travis, ingested any of the “blunt burger,” but the woman is claiming she experienced “food poisoning-type symptoms” that required hospitalization.
Wendy’s agreed to pay Travis’ medical bills and offered her a $50 gift card, TMZ reports.