Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. 4K Camera Drone Amazon
    13:37 Deals

    This pro-grade 4K camera drone is $430 at Amazon, and it beats $800+ rivals

  2. Smart Lock Amazon
    10:32 Deals

    eufy’s Smart Lock Touch is stunning, and it has one feature you can’t get with…

  3. Disney Plus Free
    14:51 Deals

    Hidden Amazon deal gets you 6 months of Disney+ for free

  4. Amazon Deals
    09:51 Deals

    Today’s best deals: Alexa in your car for $19.99, surprise Fire TV Stick 4K sale, $6…

  5. Best Deals on Amazon
    07:02 Deals

    Best Deals on Amazon (July 2021)




Texas pizza joint forced to close after employees spiked pizza with laxatives

April 24th, 2019 at 1:35 PM
laxative pizza

Pizza might have Italian origins but it’s become a massive part of American culture. Even the smallest of towns tend to have at least one pizza place, and a really good pie made with fresh ingredients can truly be a thing of beauty. Unfortunately for patrons of Mr. Jim’s Pizza in Springtown, Texas, they’ll have to wait until health inspectors can sort out a troubling “prank” involving several employees and a bottle of laxative.

As the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, health officials have pulled the plug on the Mr. Jim’s location after an employee posted on social media about putting laxatives in the food. The posting sparked an investigation and ultimately resulted in the shut down of the restaurant until officials can decide how to proceed.

The employee reportedly revealed that a prank had been executed on one of their co-workers. A trio of employees have been accused to putting the laxative Miralax at least one pizza which was subsequently eaten by another employee who got sick from the tainted pie.

The employees claimed that they never put the laxative on any food to be given to customers but that didn’t stop health officials from yanking the restaurant’s permit until an inspection can be performed. The earliest the inspection was expected to happen was Monday, but that apparently didn’t happen, and it’s unclear when the shop will resume normal operations.

In a statement provided to HuffPost, the Mr. Jim’s Pizza location claimed that all the employees who were involved in the prank have been fired.

Mr. Jim’s Pizza operates dozens of stores throughout Texas and, while this “prank” only resulted in the shutdown of one of the franchise locations, the company would obviously like to put the incident behind them. That’s not stopping folks from review-bombing the store on Google and elsewhere, however, with many one-star reviews citing the health department shutdown.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.

Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today, Time.com, and countless other web and print outlets. His love of reporting is second only to his gaming addiction.




Popular News