The Chicago-based soldier bought a large black coffee Thursday night and removed the lid to cool it when he discovered “a large lump of thick mucus which was later confirmed to be saliva” floating in his. coffee, police said. .
Vincent J. Sessler, 25, has been charged with disorderly driving, reckless driving and assaulting a peace officer, according to Illinois State Police.
CNN could not determine if Sessler had a lawyer.
“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 a press release.
Immediately after the incident, the issue was investigated and Sessler was fired from his job, a Dunkin spokesperson told CNN.
“The type of behavior reported to us is incompatible with the values of the brand,” said the spokesperson. “Dunkin ‘has deep appreciation for the police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and the franchise owner contacted the agent directly to apologize for the experience. ”
Sessler is being held in the 8th District of the Chicago Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.