Chinese Restaurant Caught Cooking Roadkill [VIDEO]
Kentucky Restaurant Shut Down After Customers See Roadkill Wheeled In
This is one story I wish was an urban myth. But, it's not.
A Kentucky restaurant was shut down after roadkill was discovered in the kitchen.
It almost became the lunch special.
Patrons at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg, Kentucky saw the restaurant's employees wheeling a dead deer stuffed in a trash can into the kitchen.
Way to be discreet about it, Red Flower Restaurant.
Customers alerted the authorities and a local health inspector was called in to check it out.
One customer, Katie Hopkins, explained to CBS affiliate WYMT, "There was like a tail, and like a foot and a leg sticking out of the garbage can, and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen."
She noted, "There was actually a blood trail they were mopping up behind the garbage can."
The owners told the inspector that they "they didn't know they weren't allowed to do that," he explained, adding, "So that makes me concerned that maybe they could have before. They didn't admit to doing it before."
In the owner's defense, he did say the deer was intended to be served to his family -- not the customers.
The restaurant can reopen if they sanitize the premises and pass another inspection. It's doubtful anyone will want to eat there though.