Brad Messer Commentary
Tuesday, May 6, 2003


Ye Olde Spit Burger

Word has radiated out across the nation: "Cop gets spitburger in San Antonio."

We're getting national publicity. Probably international.

At a fast-food place Sunday, a San Antonio police officer was served a hamburger with spit on it. He called the manager, who fired the cook. The now-unemployed juvenile, who is 16, could be charged with a felony.

It isn't just our town. Law Enforcement News reports tainted food is served to policemen so frequently that many of them stay on the lookout for it. Some won't eat out, period. The News interviewed the head guy at the Fraternal Order of Police. He said, “There has been an erosion in respect for authority figures in general, and police officers are among the most visible authority figures..."

It is humiliating that San Antonio is where a Spit Burger was served to a cop.

According to word floating around, in the case of our young expectorating fry cook, the maximum sentence could be as much as 20 years.

Sounds reasonable to me.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


San Antonio Express-News 5/5/2003
The Spit Burger Incident

Law Enforcement News 5/31/2001
Holy spit! Tainted food dogs cops

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