Soldier Claims Fast Food Worker Put Anti-Microbial Wipes in His Drink

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U.S. Army Major Tony Wingfield wanted some fried chicken, but was unaware that it came with a delicious beverage of carbonated scunge juice.


Wingfield was just looking to get lunch at a Popeye's Chicken near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tillicum, Washington.* He alleges that after he had placed his order in the drive-thru but before he had paid, he asked if he could add jalapenos to his order. The woman working the drive-thru was apparently annoyed since Wingfield had already ordered, and wouldn't give him the peppers/let him buy them. Which, OK, huge dick move on her part, but after Wingfield brought his food back and took a few sips from his drink, he claims he started wretching. When he removed the lid, he found two anti-microbial wet wipes just hanging out in his soda like it was a sanitation appliance dunking booth. Wingfield is now seeking an apology and for the employee to be fired.

Here's the thing that gets me: if Wingfield is telling the truth and this was done to spite him, that is the single dumbest act of retaliation of which I've ever heard. I mean, in what universe is someone not going to get caught for that? I would say I can't believe anyone could be that stupid were it not for the Behind Closed Ovens submissions I get every week. For what it's worth, the restaurant says they have no evidence of Wingfield going through the drive-thru, but that he does have a receipt, so who knows what actually happened?

It's also worth noting that this isn't the first time a sanitary towel has apparently wound up in someone's meal. Assuming this is true, this is the worst thing to happen to fast food since Kentucky Fried Panda.

* Plus side: you guys have Popeye's in the Pacific Northwest now! No longer do you have to pretend KFC is anything other than hot garbage! Yay!



I got into a car accident in front of Popeye's and the people in the car we hit chased us around the drive thru while the employees locked the doors so we couldn't hide inside. It soured me on the whole Popeye's experience. Also, scunge is my new word for the day - not sure how I haven't ever heard/seen it by now. I'll use it tomorrow somehow.