Edibles are fine and good, as long as they’re being served to a responsible adult who asked for them and not, as an Ohio mother alleges happened yesterday, to an unsuspecting toddler who just wanted to eat some fries from Wendy’s after school.
Yesterday afternoon, Dezeray Risner stopped at a Wendy’s in Huber Heights, Ohio and ordered some food for her four-year-old daughter, who she’d just picked up from daycare. A few minutes later, Risner said her daughter began to complain that her fries “tasted funny and were ‘yucky,’” as the Huber Heights police put it in their report.
— Dayton Daily News (@daytondailynews) October 12, 2016
“So I told her to spit it in my hand, (and) I just kind of reached my arm back,” Risner told the Dayton Daily News. “She did and when I looked at it, you could see [the marijuana]. It was chewed up with the french fries. There was the weed in there, the wrap that it goes in or whatever. I freaked out.”
According to the police report, Risner then called the Wendy’s and spoke to the manager, who denied any of the store’s employees had weed on them. So Risner called the police, who, after inspecting the fries and determining that they were indeed covered with a pot-like substance, spoke to the manager and three other employees at the store. Two of the employees reportedly confessed to smoking weed, but none was found on either during a search.
Huber Heights police told the Daily News that because there are no cameras in the Wendy’s food prep area, there’s no way to prove that the marijuana came from the store. That, of course, means that an arrest is unlikely, though all Risner is hoping for now is an apology
“I shouldn’t have to check my child’s food for drugs,” she said. “That wasn’t professional at all. … My biggest issue right now is to acknowledge it. Apologize. And if it has to go farther, than it will go farther, but that’s not my concern right now.”
While it’s small consolation, Risner–and other customers of the alleged weed Wendy’s–should know that raw marijuana won’t get you high unless you heat it up well past the temperature of even the freshest fries.