Big Boy cook Edwin Ledgard had visions of killing his customers recently, so he dumped animal drugs into a pot of coffee at the Ohio fast food joint in an attempt realize his dream. Thankfully, no one actually drank the coffee, but it’s unclear what would have happened if they had; the drug, Dextran, is normally injected into baby pigs to treat iron deficiency. And here I thought that “ribs” made of ingredients found in yoga mats were the scariest thing about fast food.
Ledgard was caught by a coworker dumping three vials of Dextran into a pot of coffee; soon after he was busted by the police. He told them he had “delusions” of killing patrons at the restaurant, in west Toledo, Ohio. I’d worry more about him than the customers if it weren’t for the fact that he’s already been convicted of assault and stalking, and served two stints in prison last year.
To be fair, most restaurant cooks aren’t insane. (Proven by the fact that many of us have lived through meals at Big Boy or Denny’s without drinking drug-laced coffee.) But then again, there are just a few too many reports of random (and often unsafe) objects being found in fast food meals to make me feel great about the food safety protocol going on behind closed drive-thru windows.