FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Multiple viewers sent NewsChannel 15 a picture using Report !t of what appears to be someone urinating on a plate of nachos.
The Fort Wayne Allen County Department of Health began investigating the incident that took place at the intersection of Lima and Ludwig Roads in Fort Wayne after they were also made of aware of the prank on Twitter.
Cameron Jankowski posted the picture on his Twitter account and asked his followers what he should “pee” on next. He also sent the photo to two other Twitter accounts asking the same question.
According the department of health, Jankowski has been suspended from his job at Taco Bell.
Taco Bell has released the following statement:
Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and team members. We have strict food handling procedures and zero tolerance for any violations. As soon as we learned of the situation, we immediately investigated and found the photo was an ill-conceived prank and the food was never served to customers. We find this prank absolutely unacceptable, and we plan to terminate anyone involved and work with authorities to pursue legal action.
Jankowski pleaded his case on his Facebook page. A status update on Thursday stated, “I poked a hole in the top of a water bottle and filled it with really watered down mountain dew. I took the bottle and the nacho bell to the back utility sink and squeezed the bottle on to the nacho bell, making it look like I was [urinating] on it. My manager was aware that it was not urine and it is all a joke.”
Leaders with the department of health called the picture an isolated incident and said it did not make its way into retail sale. They couldn’t confirm or deny if that was in fact urine going into the nachos, but have passed their investigation along to the Fort Wayne Police Department, which can inflict penalties from a legal standpoint.