The cop discovered the saliva when he removed the lid to cool the coffee.
The incident happened around 10:20 p.m. on July 30 when a Chicago soldier from the Illinois State Police District (ISP) purchased a large black coffee from a Dunkin ‘Donuts establishment located on Archer Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.
“Because the coffee was extremely hot, the Trooper removed the top lid of the cup to cool it,” Illinois state police said in a statement.
It was then that the officer noticed the mucus and saliva floating in his cup of coffee.
The ISP immediately opened an investigation into the incident which resulted hours later in the arrest of Vincent J. Sessler, a 25-year-old Dunkin ‘Donuts employee.
Sessler was taken into custody without incident by the ISP District Chicago Troopers and charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery against a peace officer.
FAI Director Brendan F. Kelly issued a harsh statement on the incident.
“It’s outrageous and disgusting,” Kelly said. “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. They deserve better than this insulting and dangerous treatment.
Kelly also said that agents and ISP employees will now be banned from frequenting this Dunkin ‘Donuts location for their own safety.
Sessler is currently being held in the 8th District of the Chicago Police Department while the investigation continues.