A Chicago man working at Dunkin’ Donuts was arrested for the heinous crime of spitting in a police officer’s coffee.
“This 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,” said Illinois State Police Director Brendan F. Kelly in a statement. “They deserve better than this insulting and dangerous treatment.”
“Dunkin’ has a deep appreciation for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and the franchise owner has reached out directly to the officer to apologize for the experience,” the company said.
A Chicago Dunkin’ employee was arrested Saturday after an Illinois state trooper accused him of spitting into his coffee.
The incident at a Dunkin’ location near Chicago Midway International Airport allegedly occurred Thursday night when the unidentified trooper ordered a large black coffee and looked inside, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.
“Due to the coffee being extremely hot, the Trooper removed the lid from the top of the cup of coffee in order to cool it down,” state police said.
“The Trooper observed a large, thick piece of mucus which was later confirmed to be saliva, floating inside it.”
State troopers investigated and arrested Vincent J. Sessler the next day, Illinois State Police said.
He was in Chicago Police Department custody Saturday, state police said.
Sessler was booked on suspicion of battery on a peace officer, disorderly conduct and reckless conduct, the state department said. It was unclear Saturday night whether he has an attorney.
Illinois State Police Director Brendan F. Kelly said officers and employees were prohibited from patronizing that Dunkin’ location “for their safety.
@dunkindonuts employee arrested for spitting in Trooper's cup of coffee.
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The cop discovered the saliva when he took off the lid to cool the coffee down. https://t.co/GEKEyZZs6z
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