Three New York City police officers were rushed to a hospital after they consumed shakes which contained bleach from a local Shake Shack.
The New York Police Department found no criminality after officers became sick Monday night from shakes they got at a Shake Shack in downtown Manhattan, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted early Tuesday. Sources told CBS New York it appears the incident was accidental, possibly the result of cleaning solution that wasn’t properly removed from the shake machine.
Okay, I’m going to go a little Black Helicopter here, but how much bleach does Shake Shack put in their shake machines that would make three grown men so sick? Here’s another question posed by former NYPD officer John Cardillo, “NYPD brass is saying the Shake Shack milkshake machine wasn’t rinsed properly after cleaning and that the three 42 (Precinct) cops weren’t intentionally targeted with the bleach cleaner. If that’s true, why weren’t any other customers affected?”
The officers ordered the shakes in the evening, and the machines are usually cleaned at the end of the night, not when they first open. Also, I’m told you can’t use bleach to sanitize machines like these anymore; many use sanitizer tablets.
Again, I guess it’s possible it was a mistake, but the place was open all day long and the only people who got sick were the cops? That’s pretty thin.
Harrison tweeted that, “After a thorough investigation by the NYPD’s Manhattan South investigators, it has been determined that there was no criminality by Shake Shack’s employees.”
So that “thorough investigation” lasted what, a few hours? The incident happened at about 9pm on Tuesday and was concluded by 4am on Wednesday.
Police – and the police union — initially suspected an employee may have contaminated the shakes with bleach.
I personally think that’s the more reasonable explanation, especially since that entire garbage city hates cops. When I first got on the job, we would take lunch at diners or fact food places, and after a year or so, we narrowed those places down to a few we knew wouldn’t try to make us sick. The list got smaller and smaller as the years went on, and I rarely order anything while I’m on duty.
This sort of thing happens more often than you would believe, and I sincerely hope the NYPD ignores Shake Shack from here on out.