#BoycottShakeShack trends as 3 NYPD officers get hospitalized after drinking milkshake with 'unfamiliar taste'
Update: After a thorough investigation, the New York Police Department said it found no criminality by Shake Shack’s employees, according to Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison. He didn't go into details on whether some sort of cleaning solution or disinfectant was found in the officers' beverages.
Cities across the US are witnessing widespread protests following the tragic death of George Floyd, who suffocated and died at the hands of former cop Derek Chauvin. People from various parts of the world are demanding the federal government to take action against police brutality which has prevailed for years and has claimed many black lives.
Meanwhile, the public's fight with cops who are brutality charging peaceful protestors has only gotten uglier with each passing day. Curbing the police brutality has become a national concern, so much so that people seem to be taking matters into their own hands to avenge Geroge Floyd and many like him. In one such incident that occurred today (June 15), three NYPD officers were admitted to the hospital after consuming milkshakes from burger chain Shake Shack. The officers told Fox News that the shake had an "unfamiliar taste".
Shake Shack which remained silent initially, took to Twitter a while ago to share, "We are horrified by the reports of police officers injured at our 200 Broadway Shack in Manhattan. We are working with the police in their investigation right now." Speculations are rife that the milkshakes were tampered with, taking into consideration everything that's befallen the police department after Floyd’s demise.
Meanwhile, the president of Detective Endowment Association Board of Directors Paul DiGiacomo told in a statement that the police officers were "intentionally poisoned by one or more workers." An urgent safety message was shared on Twitter sometime back by the Detective Endowment Association. The tweet assured that the officers weren't "seriously harmed".
Meanwhile, the internet is furious with Shake Shack for its alleged involvement in spiking the three cops' milkshakes. Twitter users started #BoycottShakeShack, asking for the fast-food chain to get to the bottom of the issue and punish the culprits. While one wrote, "Whoever did this should be charged with attempted murder, and if they’re not, we are completely in the era of lawlessness."
Another added, "Attempted Murder ShakeShack. These 3 public servants may have health problems as a result of this action of your employees if they recover. Shameful. #boycottshakeshack." A user added, "@shakeshack is already trending. Let’s get them to #1 until they fire their employees who poisoned several officers. WE WANT THEM CHARGED WITH FOOD TAMPERING TOO."