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Cop Sues Taco Bell After a Quesadilla Severely Burns His Throat

Cop Sues Taco Bell After a Quesadilla Severely Burns His Throat

An Oklahoma City cop is claiming that a Taco Bell employee purposefully ruined his food

After he took a third bite, his mouth started burning really badly.

An Oklahoma City police officer is suing Taco Bell after consuming a quesadilla that severely burnt his throat. But this wasn’t just careless temperature negligence: Officer Shawn Byrne is claiming that the burns were deliberately caused by vindictive employees.

Shawn Byrne walked into a Taco Bell in February and placed his order. When he bit into the steak quesadilla, he knew something was wrong, and by the third bite, he said he mouth was burning and the restaurant employees were laughing at him. After visiting a doctor who diagnosed him with severe throat burns, he filed a police report, according to the local NBC syndicate.

“The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne,” Byrne’s attorney said in a statement. “There’s the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman.”

Officer Byrne is seeking $75,000 in damages from the fast-food chain. The Daily Meal has reached out to Taco Bell for a statement.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


Oklahoma police officer suing Taco Bell over alleged burning incident

He claims the employees doctored his food to make it so hot it caused an injury to his throat.

The police officer said he had to take two weeks off work after eating a quesadilla from a Taco Bell.

He even had the leftovers tested, and what came back wasn't normal.

Oklahoma City police officer Shawn Byrne spends a lot of time being involved in the community.

In February, he was volunteering at an event at Putnam City Baptist Church, and stopped at a nearby Taco Bell on his way home.

He ordered a steak quesadilla, and it didn't taste quite right.

"By the time he took the third bite, apparently, was whenever his mouth started burning really, really bad," his attorney Brian Dell said.

It was so bad that Byrne went to the doctor the next morning.

He says he had severe burns on his throat.

He filed a police report, and the leftovers of that quesadilla were tested.

"The Department of Agriculture said there was an extremely hot pepper sauce on the sandwich and there was cologne in the sandwich also. Shawn does not wear cologne," Dell said.

Byrne was in uniform when this all happened and says the employees were laughing at him.

His attorney says they're convicted felons.

"There's the possibility they wanted to deliberately cause some harm or play a trick, if you will, on a policeman," Dell said.

Shawn's attorney says some at the police department have treated this like a joke, but a police spokesperson said NewsChannel 4 they thoroughly investigated the case, interviewed employees at Taco Bell, and even presented charges to the district attorney, but he declined them.

So, Byrne is taking his fight against Taco Bell to federal court.

"If indeed these convicted felons did it deliberately, then you have to assume that's exactly why they did it. They'd get away with it because it wouldn't cause the injury it did, it caused serious injury," Dell said.


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