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[Law]Suit: Young Child Found, Ate Used Condom At McDonald’s Play Area
CBS News/Chicago ^ | March 13, 2013

Posted on 03/14/2013 8:45:30 PM PDT by grundle

CHICAGO (STMW) — A diner at a Gage Park neighborhood McDonald’s is suing the fast food giant, claiming her young child ate a used condom he found in the restaurant’s play area.

Anishi Spencer filed the suit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of herself and her young sons, Jacquel and Jonathan Hines.

Jonathan, then 3, and Jacquel, 2, were visiting the restaurant at 5733 S. Kezie Ave. on Feb. 4, 2012, when they allegedly found the used condom on the play area floor, Spencer claims in the suit.

The mother claims Jacquel later coughed up a piece of the condom, the suit says. Both toddlers had to receive medical treatment because of the incident.

The suit accuses McDonalds Corp. and McDonalds of Illinois of failing to properly clean hazardous debris from an area used by children.

It also blames the restaurant chain for not using surveillance or inspections to uncover any “deviant activities” at its eatery.

A message left with spokespersons for the Oak Brook-based corporation were not immediately returned Wednesday night.

The three-count premises liability suit claims negligence, and seeks compensation for the children’s medical treatment. It seeks at least $50,000 in damages.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chicago; condom; mcdonalds
This isn't McDonald's fault - it's the fault of whoever put the condom there. Maybe their security camera will reveal who really deserves to be sued.
1 posted on 03/14/2013 8:45:30 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Probably happened at one of Chicago’s finer McDonalds....


2 posted on 03/14/2013 8:50:30 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: grundle

OK, that is really gross. And I guess that a person who lets their 2-3 year-olds play unattended in a McDonald’s playground clearly has a warped view of the ability of a poorly-paid restaurant employee to keep the play area in a pristine condition, and therefore apparently DID think that there could be absolutely no way any person could drop anything dangerous.

In the real world, there are a lot of items that are hazardous to that age child that could be expected to be found in the play area, including discarded wrappers from food sold in the restaurant, buttons that might come loose, spit-up food, old french fries and apple pieces, gum wrappers, and even safety pins, bobby pins, and the like.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 8:51:54 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: basil

Well, it is referred to as a play area.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 8:55:47 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: grundle

It’s the fault of the mother who failed to supervise her children. If there is surveillance video, then it should show her talking/texting on her cell phone and probably the kids ate it out of the garbage at home hours earlier. It’s not something kids would chew up and ingest, so the whole thing sounds staged.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 9:01:35 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Grams A

You’re bad—LOL!


6 posted on 03/14/2013 9:02:44 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Grams A

Was it in the ball pen?


7 posted on 03/14/2013 9:08:58 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: grundle

The moron parent should be jailed for failing to keep their litter from munching on the gross stuff. Oh, and do something about the condom as well.


8 posted on 03/14/2013 9:09:52 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Grams A

exactly what i was going to say!
HOW did it get there otherwise??


9 posted on 03/14/2013 9:14:03 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: grundle

And the roach I brought in is in my salad. Lawsuit.

What if the kid found it in his mom’s purse, or found it earlier in their house and just decided to eat it then with “lunch”?


10 posted on 03/14/2013 9:16:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Grams A

exactly what i was going to say!
HOW did it get there otherwise??


11 posted on 03/14/2013 9:21:40 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: PistolPaknMama

I’d guess it is a scam also.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 9:23:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: grundle

McDs will get sued, regardless. It’s part of being in business.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 9:24:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: grundle

‘I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air’


14 posted on 03/14/2013 9:24:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: grundle

It’s called “parenting” for a reason. Small children will put almost anything in their mouth (dried feces, dead bugs, mud, rocks, buttons etc). It’s a “parent’s” responsibility to watch their children, not McDonald’s.

This is the Democrat’s viewpoint of “it takes a village”; no it doesn’t. It takes a parent with exercises “personal responsibility” to watch over their children, at home, in public, and yes .... even in play areas.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 9:38:14 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: grundle

After Anishi wins her suit she’ll name her next kid Trowgenz.


16 posted on 03/14/2013 9:57:06 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Hodar

What too many people ignore is that the African village is historically comprised of a large, extended *family*-—nearly everyone is related to someone else.

In other words, the “village” largely, if not entirely, consists of a child’s blood relations—aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 10:11:34 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: grundle

If a two or three year old attempted to swallow a condom, he would have been choking.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 10:23:11 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

“If a two or three year old attempted to swallow a condom, he would have been choking”
It may have been lubricated.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 10:36:19 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: grundle

Wow, that’s some kind of Happy Meal.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 10:48:27 PM PDT by twister881
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To: grundle

Did he get fries with that?


21 posted on 03/14/2013 11:00:15 PM PDT by twister881
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To: grundle

A condom found in Gage Park? Fairy tale.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 11:08:37 PM PDT by twister881
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To: grundle

Do I smell fraud? Yes, I think I do!


23 posted on 03/15/2013 6:23:36 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: grundle

Used condoms are a good source of protein.


24 posted on 03/15/2013 7:29:11 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: grundle

“...claiming her young child ate a used condom he found in the restaurant’s play area. “

It’s pretty bad when you can’t afford a dollar burger for your kid so he doesn’t eat used condoms.


25 posted on 03/15/2013 10:13:04 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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