The Eunice Police Department says they have arrested a woman after she claimed she received a mouth injury from a razor blade found in her fast food sandwich.
Police say that they were called to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Friday, May 15, after a woman claimed she had received a facial injury due to a razor blade found in the fast food she purchased at a local chain restaurant.
The woman, identified by police as 29-year-old Correill Bradley, told police she purchased her food from the restaurant and upon biting into the sandwich felt a strange object in her mouth and then pain. According to police, Bradley then went home and discovered the razor blade inside her sandwich.
Officers said that upon investigating they determined that the injury was not consistent with biting into the object but appeared to be self-inflicted.
Police say that an examination of the sandwich and razor blade revealed that there were no signs that the blade was mixed into the contents of the sandwich.
Security footage was gathered by police from the restaurant as well as from local stores that sold similar razor blades to the one involved in the case. Officers say they were able to locate a store that was missing a pack of blades from their inventory and upon viewing surveillance footage observed Bradley entering the store minutes before purchasing her sandwich. Police say Bradley allegedly stole a pack of razor blades from the store.
Officers say that during the investigation it was discovered that Bradley had filed an insurance claim with the restaurant’s insurance and was seeking representation of an Attorney for Personal Injury the same day as the incident.
The Eunice Police Department says that surveillance footage shows that Bradley entered the restaurant minutes after allegedly stealing the razor blades from another store. Officers determined that no one at the restaurant had placed any foreign materials inside of the food that Bradley purchased and that her claims were false.
The information obtained from police led to Bradley’s arrest on charges of Criminal Mischief and Theft.
The investigation into the alleged incident is ongoing. Chief Randy Fontenot says that other charges are possible.