Critics might decry the oversharing nature of social media, but if it weren’t for Twitter and Facebook, how would we catch people doing idiotic and grody things they shouldn’t be doing? A Taco Bell employee in Indiana has found himself in hot water for posting a picture on Twitter that appears to be him peeing on a plate of nachos at the restaurant. Classy.
Viewers of NewsChannel 15 alerted the station to a disturbing photo of what looks like someone peeing on nachos, which was posted on a Taco Bell employee’s Twitter account. He then allegedly asked his followers what he should pee on next. He’s subsequently been suspended from his job, even though he claims it was all a big mistake, a joke gone wrong.
He defended himself on his Facebook page, writing:
“I poked a hole in the top of a water bottle and filled it with really watered down mountain dew. I took the bottle and the nacho bell to the back utility sink and squeezed the bottle on to the nacho bell, making it look like I was [urinating] on it. My manager was aware that it was not urine and it is all a joke.”
Joke or not, the department of health, the police and the Taco Bell overlords are taking it quite seriously.
Said Taco Bell in a statement:
Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and team members. We have strict food handling procedures and zero tolerance for any violations. As soon as we learned of the situation, we immediately investigated and found the photo was an ill-conceived prank and the food was never served to customers. We find this prank absolutely unacceptable, and we plan to terminate anyone involved and work with authorities to pursue legal action.
The health department says whatever was put on those nachos, they probably weren’t sold to a customer. It hasn’t been confirmed whether or not the yellow-ish liquid was indeed, human urine. If it was and the nachos really did end up getting served, the man could be in some pretty big trouble, especially if it caused harm to a customer.
On the other hand, if it’s found that Mountain Dew was really involved and no one ate the nachos, he’ll be off the hook from the cops, at least. Taco Bell might not be so forgiving in regard to what the company calls “defaming actions” toward it.
*Thanks for the heads up, James!