Boy Finds Metal Blade in McDonald's Happy Meal and Mistakes It for Toy
This takes the "happy" right out of a Happy Meal.
One Wisconsin family got an unwelcome surprise after their latest outing to McDonald’s.
Scot Dymond of Columbus, Wisc., took to a community Facebook group to express his anger after he claimed to have found his four-year-old son playing with a sharp razor blade—which he says his son initially mistook for a toy—that came out of his McDonald’s Happy Meal.
Dymond says he went back to the McDonald’s location, where the on-duty manager allegedly offered him a free meal in response to the situation. “Are you kidding me? My [child] could have sliced his arm open or a finger off!” he wrote in the group.
In an interview with local news station WMTV, Dymond added: “I was angry. I was upset. I don’t want a meal. I want my kid to be safe and everyone else’s kids to be safe.”
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WMTV added that the Columbus Police Department investigated the situation and discovered that the metal blade was part of a cleaning tool used at the fast food location, and likely fell off a shelf and into open Happy Meal boxes. Police do not believe it was a result of malicious intent, according to the outlet.
In a statement to PEOPLE, McDonald’s owner/operator Dion Conn says: “The safety and security of our customers is a top priority. We are working with local law enforcement to investigate this claim.”