OAKTON, Va. – A Virginia Dunkin Donuts employee is under investigation after a customer accused them of tainting the donuts with a cleaning solution containing bleach, according to WUSA.
Police said the incident started on Sunday at the Dunkin Donuts located at 2946 Chain Bridge Road in Oakton, when teens were given free donuts that would have been thrown away at the end of the night.
Officials said the same teens returned the next day for more.
At that point, the Dunkin Donuts employee refused several times.
After refusing, the employee told the teens to come back later for the free donuts.
When the teens returned and started eating the donuts, they realized they may have been tainted and called police.
The teens were not injured from eating the donuts.
Police are still investigating the incident, but said the employee allegedly sprayed the donuts with cleaning solution containing bleach before giving it to the teens.
There is no word if charges will be filed at this time.
The employee has been terminated, according to Dunkin Donuts.
Dunkin Donuts sent WUSA a statement about the incident that read:
“At Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, the safety and well-being of customers is a top priority and we have stringent food safety standards for all restaurants. We are aware of the incident involving a crew member at a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in Oakton, Virginia.
In this instance, we have been informed by the franchise owner that he has terminated the employee involved and is cooperating fully with the local authorities. As this is a pending police matter, it is inappropriate for us to comment further and, as such, any additional questions can be directed to the police department.”