A customer alleges that he got a meth milkshake from In-N-Out Burger and is suing the food chain.
Fred Maldonado filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging negligence and strict liability.
Fox News reports that a West Coast In-N-Out Burger is being sued by Fred Maldonado because he says that he got sick after drinking a milkshake allegedly containing two capsules of methamphetamine. The incident he cites took place in March 2014 at a Downey, California, location when he ordered a burger and beverage from the drive-thru.
According to court documents, he took the food home to his hotel room near the In-N-Out restaurant, but didn’t notice until the next morning that the drink contained two pill capsules and a napkin at the bottom of the cup. Maldonado complained to the chain’s manager, who apologized and offered him a free burger.
According to the meth milkshake lawsuit, further testing of the two capsules indicated that they were something questionable.
“Plaintiff did not initially know what the two capsules were, but later testing revealed that they were methamphetamine and that it appeared that they may have been illicitly manufactured.”
Maldonado “suffered nausea and severe mental distress” after drinking the “meth” shake, the report goes on to reveal.
In-N-Out firmly denies the accusations and plans to address this in court. In-N-Out Burger Executive Vice President Arnie Wensinger tells City News Service that the popular fast-food chain is dedicated to high-quality food and service.
“At In-N-Out Burger, we have always served the freshest, highest quality burgers, fries, and drinks and customer safety is one of our highest priorities. We will vigorously defend these baseless claims. Due to the fact that this matter involves ongoing litigation, we will unfortunately not be able to comment any further.”
Maldonado is seeking unspecified damages in the meth milkshake lawsuit. He filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Huffington Post reported on another lawsuit against In-N-Out Burger that happened in May 2014. A customer claimed to had gotten burned after spilling some “excessively hot” coffee on her. The incident took place at an Oakland restaurant location in April 2013. Hedy Chen claimed in the lawsuit that the cup of coffee she ordered from the drive-thru didn’t have a protective sleeve covering it and said she suffered third-degree burns as a result of the scalding.
It’s unknown what will come of the meth milkshake case.
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