February 29, 2008
West Bend, Wisconsin ( The Weekly Vice ) -- Ryan R. Kropp, a 24 year old cook at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in West Bend, Wisconsin has been arrested and charged with a felony charge of 'placing foreign objects in edibles.'
What was the foreign object, and why did he place them in some one's food? Read on.
Kevin Hansen was enjoying a night out at a local steakhouse with family and friends Saturday Night, when every customer's worst nightmare occurred.
He had ordered a steak medium rare, however it was overcooked to medium. When the dining room manager stopped by his party's table to check on everyone, Hansen brought the overcooked steak to the manager's attention.
Hansen didn't expect another steak, as he didn't want to wait an additional 15 to 20 minutes before he could eat. The manager insisted however that he take a new steak home with him. Hansen accepted.
The next day, an aggravated Hansen brought the steak to the local police, complaining of a foreign object that was buried in the center of the steak. The Police officer observed what he described as "several strands of what appeared to be hair coming out of the middle of the steak," according to the documented complaint.
When police confronted Kropp about the incident, Kropp admitted to placing the hair into the food, stating that he felt the customer was "just trying to get free stuff." Kropp claimed that he placed a few facial hairs into the steak, however a witness from the restaurant told cops a different story. A kitchen employee who worked with Kropp told police that Kropp slit the steak open and placed something inside, bragging "These are my pubes."
The second employee witness also stated that the vengeful cook complained "f***ing bastard, made me cook a whole new steak."
Restaurant management has announced that both Kropp and the other kitchen worker have both been terminated [duh] and expressed shock and anger towards the kitchen workers for putting the restaurant's good name at jeopardy with such "reckless" behavior.
The restaurant however continues to refer to the hair as "facial" hair - so we suspect it hasn't truly come clean about the whole incident (we keep looking at Kropps mugshot, and still haven't seen the kind of facial hair that would draw every one's attention).
Kropp was processed and released on a $10,000 bond. He is expected to appear in court on March 26th at Washington County Circuit Court.
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