Woman Sues Eatery:
Bloody Bandage in Burrito

Associated Press, Santa Ana
A nurse says in a lawsuit against a small Lake Forest restaurant chain that she found a bloody bandage in a burrito.

Anne Wutschke said she was eating at Wahoo's Fish Tacos in November 1994 when she felt something strange, according to the suit filed last week. "Upon removal of the substance from her mouth, she discovered it was actually a bloody bandage," said the suit.

Wahoo's general manager and part owner, Renato Lee, acknowledged Friday that "an accident did happen where the employee, I'm told, had cut his finger and had overlooked the fact that the Band-Aid had come off as he was preparing some of the lettuce."

Wutschke said in the suit that she developed a sore throat after chewing on the bandage. She also claims she has been advised to undergo tests for twice a year for 10 years to determine whether she has contracted HIV or hepatitis.

San Francisco Chronicle, November 1995

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