BRADENTON, Fla. – A woman claims she found a razor blade in her McDonald's breakfast sandwich early Wednesday, and authorities interviewed people involved.
Carolyn Bovey, 54, who was not injured, said she ordered the sausage, egg and cheese McMuffin in the drive-thru of a McDonald's in Bradenton. She allegedly found the blade in the sandwich's eggs after biting into it at work, according to a police report.
A manager at the store told authorities that the restaurant uses razor blades, but it was unclear if they were the same type Bovey claims she found. It was also unclear what the blades were used for. The manager told authorities that the only way she could see the incident happening was if someone had placed an object above the cooking area and it fell in accidentally, a police report said.
Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Kenyan said he found a razor blade in the manager's desk that resembled the one found in Bovey's sandwich.
Restaurant owner Cynthia Kennedy said in a statement that the public should be wary of making assumptions about the incident.
"Absolutely nothing is more important to me than operating safe restaurants. We take great pride in the food we serve our customers and set rigorous standards for food and restaurant safety," Kennedy said. "We strongly caution anyone from jumping to conclusions without having all the facts."
Kennedy said through a spokeswoman that she does not know why loose razor blades would be in the restaurant. She added that the restaurant is cooperating with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. She said she could not comment further because the investigation is ongoing.
"Why would anything like this be near a food preparation area?" Bovey told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "That almost made me feel worse, that something like this could happen by accident. This should never have happened."
She said she feels like she slightly cut her lip and was talking to attorneys.