Chicago worker spitting in coffee led to the dismissal and arresting after Illinois State Trooper finds a large and thick piece of mucus floating in his coffee.
A Chicago Dunkin Donuts employee was arrested and faced charges for spitting into an Illinois state trooper’s coffee.
Illinois State Police said Vincent J. Sessler, 25, from Chicago, was arrested and charged with disorderly manner, reckless behavior, and battery to a peace officer following the incident.
Police said that the unnamed Illinois State Trooper had gone to the Dunkin’ Donuts Thursday at about 10.20 pm to buy a large cup of black coffee.
That was when he saw a large and thick piece of mucus floating in the coffee, police said. During the investigations, the mucus piece was confirmed to be saliva.
According to a social media post, one of the trooper’s friends said he had been in a suit at the time of the incident and was using his marked police vehicle. The post also affirmed that surveillance video from the Dunkin’ Donuts captured an employee spitting into the cup before pouring the trooper’s coffee.
Neither the trooper nor his agency or the employee was identified in the post, but the Dunkin’ Donuts was listed by address.
Illinois State Police objection of Chicago worker spitting in coffee
Illinois State Police Director, Brendan F. Kelly, said in a statement that the incident is outrageous and disgusting.
“The men and women of the Illinois State Police put their heart and soul into protecting the lives and rights of all people in this state every day,” Kelly said. “They deserve better than this insulting and dangerous treatment.”
Illinois State Police will not be going to that particular Dunkin’ Donuts for food and drink anymore out of safety concerns.
Dunkin’ Donuts spokesperson said in a statement that Sessler was fired after the investigation of the incident.
“The type of behavior reported to us is inconsistent with the brand’s values,” the spokesperson said, adding that the franchise owner of the location where the incident occurred said he ‘took immediate action to investigate the matter and terminated the individual responsible for this reprehensible behavior.’
The spokesperson also noted that Dunkin has a deep appreciation for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and the owner has reached out directly to the officer to apologize for the experience.
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Sessler was said to still be in Chicago Police custody as of late Saturday.
There have been multiple reports of police officers being served contaminated food or fearing they’re being targeted with poison meals in recent months.
In June, it was claimed that three NYPD officers were intentionally served milkshakes containing bleach at a Shake Shack in Manhattan. An investigation later revealed that it was an accident due to the improper rinsing off of the machine’s cleaning solution.
Also in that month, an officer at a Georgia police department police officer was seen in a viral video in tears as she revealed an incident in which her drive-thru order at a McDonald’s was delayed, indicating her to decide not to eat the food because she couldn’t see it being made.
In December 2019, a plainclothes NYPD officer was cut after chewing a hamburger with a razor edge inside it. Police initially believed the act was intentional.