A California McDonald’s has been reopened days after a homeless man was reportedly filmed with a dead raccoon on the table.
The six-minute video begins with Chris Brooks, located outside the building but near a window, explaining that he was heading to work but saw the homeless man sitting at a table with a dead raccoon. Brooks berated the man, who quickly walked to the counter for undisclosed reasons.
“I’ve done seen it all,” he says in exasperation before vowing to never return to this specific San Francisco McDonald’s.
Though it’s unclear what exchange transpired inside, the man ultimately left the eatery with another man who grabbed the raccoon and dragged it out. Blood can be seen trailing from where the carcass was on the table to the door.
Brooks told KGO that he came into the restaurant Sunday when a man came in asking for help. He said customers were horrified to see that the man was holding a raccoon.
“I didn’t know if the raccoon was dead or alive, my thought was to get out of the way,” he said, explaining his decision to leave the building.
KGO noted that the other man filmed dragging the raccoon out of the store had thrown it in the trash. The Department of Environmental Health confirmed to the news station that the McDonald’s was closed for five hours Sunday for cleaning. They said health inspectors have deemed the restaurant safe.
Police officers also reportedly responded to the scene and declined to detain the man after performing a mental health evaluation.
“Staff cleaned and sanitized the entire dining room and reopened the restaurant two hours later,” the franchise’s owner, Scott Rodrick, told KNTV.
“The health department visited the restaurant this afternoon and cleared the restaurant for full operations. We are thankful that SFPD and animal control were so responsive to the incident.”
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