Delta serves needle sandwiches on Amsterdam-MSP flight
Jim Tonjes, a 57-year-old Plymouth man, got more than he bargained for when he chomped down on a turkey sandwich during a Sunday flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis.
Tonjes bit into something hard and sharp, puncturing his gums. He initially thought it was a toothpick, but pulled the object out of his mouth and discovered that Delta had actually just served him a needle sandwich.
"I was in shock," Tonjes told the Star Tribune. "It's the last thing you expect in a sandwich."
After being interviewed by the feds for an ungodly three hours, Tonjes drove himself to the hospital. He'll be on a regiment of "strong medications" and will be monitored for diseases like hepatitis and HIV for up to 90 days.
Tonjes wasn't the only unsuspecting recipient of a needle sandwich on Sunday. In total, needles were found in six sandwiches on four separate flights. Two Minnesotans besides Tonjes also fell prey. The FBI has launched an investigation.
The sandwiches were prepared by Gate Gourmet, a Dutch catering company. After the needle incidents, passengers were transitioned to a pizza dinner, FOX 9 reports.
According to KARE 11, Delta says it has increased meal-production security and is using more prepackaged foods while the investigation continues. So if you're flying soon and don't want to eat a needle or something that tastes like bricks, you may want to hit up a fast food joint before takeoff.
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