Fast-food staff nabbed for selling marijuana burgers to cops
Wary of their funny-tasting burgers, two New Mexico cops arrested three employees of a Burger King restaurant they had visited after finding that the meat they were sold was laced with marijuana.
The employees in Los Lunas, New Mexico, were charged October 8 with criminal intent, and on Friday the two cops sued their Burger King employer for battery and violation of fair practices, an Albuquerque, New Mexico court official said.
"Burger King has a responsibility when they put food out for the general public to eat it, it'd better be free from poison, and this obviously wasn't," Sam Bregman, a lawyer for the two police officers, told AFP.
He said that under the effects of marijuana, his clients could have caused a traffic accident, misfired their weapons if they had to draw them or even lost their jobs if they had been submitted to a drug test.
Burger King failed to return calls to comment on the case on Tuesday.