COLUMBUS, Wis.(NEWS 3) — A Wisconsin family was shocked after ordering their son a McDonald’s happy meal.
Instead of a toy, they say their four-year-old son found a razor blade.
Police don’t believe anyone put the sharp tool in the happy meal on purpose.
But father Scot Dymond is hoping some changes will be made at the local McDonald’s so it doesn’t happen again.
Madalyn O’Neill has details.
Four-year-old Emmett loves his toys.
But Scot Dymond says his son’s happy meal Sunday afternoon came with an unhappy surprise.
“He was super excited he had a new toy, started waving it around, and I realized it was actually a razor knife,” said Dymond.
Instead of a toy…Dymond says his family’s drive-thru trip came with this potentially dangerous tool they didn’t notice until they got home.
“I couldn’t imagine him cutting his arm open or even losing a finger because it’s so sharp,” he said. He went on to say, “I called the manager at McDonald’s, they offered a free meal because there was a razor in my son’s meal.”
He says that’s not enough.
“I was very upset, very angry,” said Dymond. “I couldn’t figure out how it would’ve even gotten in there.”
Dymond called Columbus Police.
“Kinda scary, kinda scary,” said Lt. Dennis Weiner. “I understand the blade was also extended when it was found in the box as well. I’m sure they were surprised to not have a toy.”
Acting Police Chief Dennis Weiner says his department has never received reports of strange items from the local McDonald’s before, especially anything like this razor, which he confirms is used as a cleaning tool at the store.
“I don’t think anyone had ill intent, I think it was a really a fluke,” said Lt. Weiner.
Weiner says surveillance video doesn’t show exactly what happened, but investigators believe the razor was likely bumped into the happy meal box.
“Injury, choking, a lot of different things could have panned out of this, but fortunately did not, ” said Lt. Weiner.
A reminder to watch what you eat.
“Because you never know,” said Lt. Weiner.
Dymond knows he will be.
“McDonald’s is off our list,” said Dymond.
In a statement, the McDonald’s owner and operator says, “The safety and security of our customers is a top priority. We are working with local law enforcement to investigate this claim.”
Police say the McDonald’s has been completely cooperative with the investigation.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has opened an investigation into this report.