Vincent Sessler, 25, was charged with disorderly driving, reckless driving and assaulting a peace officer.
At approximately 10:20 p.m. on July 30, an Illinois State Police soldier ordered a large black coffee from the Dunkin ‘location at 6738 W. Archer Ave. on the Far West Side of town.
As the coffee was extremely hot, the soldier removed the lid of the cup in order to cool it, according to an ISP press release. At this point, the soldier observed a “large, thick lump of mucus”, which was later confirmed to be saliva, floating inside.
Following an investigation, Sessler was arrested at 12:49 p.m. on Friday and taken into custody without incident.
“It’s outrageous and disgusting. The men and women of Illinois State Police put their hearts and souls into protecting the lives and rights of everyone in this state every day, ”said FAI Director Brendan F. Kelly, in the press release. “They deserve better than this insulting and dangerous treatment. For their safety, agents and ISP employees will be prohibited from frequenting this location. ”
Sessler remained in police custody on Saturday evening.
Dunkin ‘released the following statement to NBC 5 regarding the incident:
We are aware of the matter that took place at the Dunkin ‘Restaurant located at 6738 W. Archer, Chicago, IL. Dunkin ‘and all of our franchisees share the goal of creating a welcoming environment in all Dunkin’ restaurants and treating all customers with dignity and respect. The type of behavior reported to us is incompatible with the values of the brand. The franchise owner who independently owns and operates this restaurant informs us that he has taken immediate action to investigate the matter and has terminated the person responsible for this reprehensible behavior. Dunkin ‘deeply appreciates the police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and the franchise owner has reached out directly to the agent to apologize for the experience.