(CBS CLEVELAND) – Indiana police are investigating a Taco Bell employee who is accused of taking pictures of himself allegedly urinating on nachos in the restaurant, and then posted them on Twitter.
Cameron Jankowski of Fort Wayne, Ind. has been suspended from his job after posting the photos to Twitter with comments that said he “can’t wait to get famous” for the incident, and that “he doesn’t care if he gets fired” from his job at the Taco Bell at 6608 Lima Road.
Mindy Waldron, an administrator with the Allen County Health Department, told Indiana’s News Center they were able to corroborate Jankowski’s identity at the Lima Road location as well as the area in the restaurant in which the alleged incident occurred.
“We’ll look around the facility,” Waldron told Indiana’s News Center. “In this instance we wanted to kind of match things up to pictures. That type of thing, to maybe figure out if that was accurate. And then we look into the practices and look around and take pictures if we need and then we’ll engage in a lot of education with this facility.”
Taco Bell also says the staff will be retrained, the facility will be deep-cleaned and it could even be temporarily shut down to ensure the safety of its food.
Amy Kavanaugh, with Taco Bell, says the company is taking the incident, prank or not, very seriously saying they are prepared to “do whatever is necessary” to ensure public health is not compromised. Jankowski said on his Twitter page that the food was thrown away and never served to customers.
Kavanaugh told the News Center 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.”