Saturday, May 06, 2017

Safety Warning

  • An officer in the Jefferson Park Police District was released from the hospital and prepared to return to work on Thursday after eating a salad from a neighborhood gyros restaurant that contained pieces of glass, police said.

    "I think he was eating it, and he cut his thumb on it, and he noticed something was wrong," according to district Cmdr. Bill Looney. "He went to the hospital, and they ran some tests, and I guess it wasn't that dire, because he's back in the office and doing OK now."

    Detectives are investigating the Wednesday afternoon incident, Looney said, adding that the restaurant — Brandy's Gyros at 5777 N. Milwaukee Ave. — is a few blocks from the district station and is a common stop for officers on their lunch breaks.
If you can't see it prepared, you run all sorts of risks.

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60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know JG, and I get where he's coming from, but the hell with Brandy's. Overpriced, mediocre food, at best.

5/06/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no such things as coincidences, accidents, happenstance, negligence, et cetera in situations like this.

5/06/2017 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now you KNOW this place tried to harm an officer. Anyone who goes there now is out f their mind.

5/06/2017 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing is safe these days, and BLM is running the show.

5/06/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Rally against Arena's housing project today!

5150 N. Northwest Highway.

11AM

Saturday. 06 May 17.

5/06/2017 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the snowflakes and SJWs work at these jobs that Obama proudly created.

5/06/2017 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you must eat at a fast food restaurant take the burger that has already been made and is sitting under the heat lamp. No special orders please. You are hated by many low lifes working in these shit hole restaurants. Better yet bring a sandwich and eat in the car.

5/06/2017 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And people call me cheap for bringing my lunch these past 20 plus years...

5/06/2017 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange thing is Garido thinks the business is getting a bad rap because he gets his food there for free. Or maybe they are his big political donors

5/06/2017 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if it was only an employee. You hire a shithead you have to pay the price. A great example is our dept. A single incident and we al hear about it and have some bullshit class to take and Order to follow.
Can you imagine if someone did this to LGBT community. What if they did it to a someone of a race, gender, or religion. Why don't we start giving out a backlash. Boycott this place and let the public know we're pissed.

5/06/2017 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw some jag bag K9 officers from a local burn--- BERWYN--- cop-ing a free chicken dinner at a local shop... bring your own lunch or you will be eating someone's bodily fluids you just gave a ticket too. I bring my lunch to work out of fear of eating something of someone,

5/06/2017 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No shit! On or off duty! People (or folk) recognize us faster than we recognize them.

5/06/2017 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How the hell is this not attempted murder?

Why are the health inspectors not crawling over this dive for adulterated food? Broken glass in the food requires every last open box and can to be thrown out along with all fresh veggies and breads.

The owners may not care about the police but they'll sure as hell care about a week's closure. Where the f is the alderman?

Doesn't anybody care about anything in Chitcago anymore? Jeff Park has sure gone to hell.

5/06/2017 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt went there and facebook live his lunch in uniform
Way to support your desk crew

5/06/2017 06:04:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Sometimes we find glass in Beatrice's chili. It helps improve the taste.

5/06/2017 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there's not a sign on the door that says "Concealed carry permit holders welcome here" don't eat there, or do business there, or go there unless absolutely necessary. Liberalism is a disease, how else can blocking freeways, burning buildings, rioting, attacking police and other mayhem be considered "normal"? (Its why republicans have guns.)

J.J.

5/06/2017 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth needs to come out. Garrido needs to let the truth be told. Foreign object was glass. No cop should ever eat there again.

5/06/2017 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/06/2017 02:11:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Strange thing is Garido thinks the business is getting a bad rap because he gets his food there for free. Or maybe they are his big political donors

Garrido is a clown all that guy knows is dogs and Facebook live!! How about being a lt or some type of police work! He was never the police and still is not the police but he'll he can sure make a video on Facebook give me a break. This is the kind of bosses we have in 2017. God help us!

5/06/2017 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brandys has always been awesome to us, the owners are supporters, a bad employee can pop up anywhere. I hope the officers are ok and recover. The one on Harlem is great.

5/06/2017 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Looney statement from Looney

"I guess it wasn't that dire"

Way to back up your officers

5/06/2017 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange thing is Garido thinks the business is getting a bad rap because he gets his food there for free. Or maybe they are his big political donors

That is not what Garido said. All he said was that we should have all of the facts before putting a local business out of business.

5/06/2017 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brandys food sucks anyway

5/06/2017 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never understood why guys eat at places controlled by local gangs or have " thug life" working there. Hey, hold the spit please!

5/06/2017 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only place you can eat is a buffet, its hard for them to fuck with your food.

5/06/2017 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet we still have people who HAVE TO eat out everyday. Bad for the health and the wallet. Not too bright to be sitting unguarded at one of your most vulnerable times (while eating) because POs have never been ambushed while eating or anything in this country...

5/06/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't see it prepared, you run all sorts of risks.

At that brandys you can see it prepared. I pay and stand there and you can see as everything is prepared. Doesn't take long as it's fast food

5/06/2017 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I think he was eating it, and he cut his thumb on it, and he noticed something was wrong," according to district Cmdr. Bill Looney. "He went to the hospital, and they ran some tests, and I guess it wasn't that dire, because he's back in the office and doing OK now."

Eating a piece of glass and then cut his thumb on it. That statement doesn't make much sense

5/06/2017 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the banana leaf jerk chicken spot off of 79/ Jeffery coppers go to. I guess they don't read news articles because cockroaches were found wrapped up in the food there.

5/06/2017 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

SCC, please investigate the story.
The officer stated he has eaten at Brandy's for years. The object wasn't glass, but a foreign object.
One site read the officer cut his tongue, but officer stated, he felt a sharp object in his mouth, but it wasn't glass.
He was in and out of the hospital and back at work.
Still absurd, glass or not.
Officer said it was an accident, and he would continue dining at Brandy's. He said he knew the owners for years and they are decent people. Respect police.
Of course, I wouldn't trust any employee...
I'm not affiliated with Brandy's, heck never dined there.

Probably best for officer's to bring their own meals to work.

5/06/2017 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Accident or intentional, bottom line is glass in the salad. Sgt ate some and fortunately was not seriously injured. watch where and what you eat and avoid Brandy's. Lots of police haters out there.

5/06/2017 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was worse than Garrido's spin.It happened, it is inexcusable and there will be consequences. You can't un ring this bell.

5/06/2017 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you look at the totality of the entire incident it gives you pause, a red flag. The officer who went in to order the food for the desk crew ordered a hot dog to have while the order was being prepared. The hot dog was cold, she returned it. Got the order, took it the desk and the order was missing items. She goes back to get the missing items and is told by the girl at the counter that she got ticketed last week and the police were very rude and wouldn't let her talk and they were not nice and she kept beefing about it. The officer was polite and left with the missing items from the order. Upon returning to the station she told the desk crew what happened at which time the desk sgt. had eaten something in the salad which was rocky and gritty and a couple of bites later he bit down on a larger sharp object and produced a half inch piece of glass from his mouth which he had chewed and removed it and it punctured his thumb. He alerted the desk crew and stated spitting out food then left for the hospital. It's one of 2 things, Brandys was either grossly negligent or it was intentional. You make your own call on this one.

5/06/2017 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Elbert Dempsey said...

Who do they have working in the kitchen? If you are a police officer on duty and in uniform it pays to look and see who is cooking. If it is ghetto rat go somewhere else.

5/06/2017 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of the employees would admit to preparing the salad that the glass
Pieces were in. Makes you say "hmmmmm, what's up with that?" Also leads me to think this was intentional. The owner has not reached out to the officer involved. Nice to see all his concern for feeding glass to a police officer.

5/06/2017 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way was this an accident. Don't eat there. Don't support them. The Sgt is lucky he is okay. This incident disgusts me.

5/06/2017 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Nice Looney statement from Looney

"I guess it wasn't that dire"

Way to back up your officers
5/06/2017 07:57:00 AM

Looney is well, looney. That was too easy, he's as shaky as they come and soft as puppy shit.

5/06/2017 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Okay, after reading 11:32am you don't have to be in uniform to figure out that this was no coincidence or mistake.

5/06/2017 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think JG cares about anything or anybody but himself and his own political ambitions you are a fool

5/06/2017 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Elbert Dempsey said...
Who do they have working in the kitchen? If you are a police officer on duty and in uniform it pays to look and see who is cooking. If it is ghetto rat go somewhere else

When you pay the cashier in Brandys you look to the left and see who's cooking on the grill. It done in the open and you see the cook

5/06/2017 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yet we still have people who HAVE TO eat out everyday. Bad for the health and the wallet. Not too bright to be sitting unguarded at one of your most vulnerable times (while eating) because POs have never been ambushed while eating or anything in this country...

I'm one of those not too bright po's that didn't HAVE TO eat out everyday but enjoyed eating out everyday, sometimes twice. Somehow I survived 39 years in the job. Let's not get paranoid. Pos have been ambushed walking down the street or sitting in a squad

5/06/2017 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How the hell is this not attempted murder

^never go full retard. This is full retard.

5/06/2017 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ate at Brandy's once and never again. The place used to be called "STEERS" and steers was legit. Brandy's not so much.

5/06/2017 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lt went there and facebook live his lunch in uniform..Way to support your desk crew"..
Commander said "...it wasn't that dire..."
Good examples of the foolishness in charge at CPD these days--and no, they weren't trying to temper the response of the troops---they are just that self-absorbed and beholden to politicians--they have no clue about being a leader or ensuring the physical, emotional, financial well being of those they are paid to lead.

5/06/2017 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brandys has never done anything for me and I've been here for 5 yrs. I don't expect free or discounted food, I pay what it costs and if they give a break so be it, I'm grateful and thankful. But Brandys has never ever done anything for me all the times I've eaten there. Never been felt welcome but never shunned either, but boy do their delivery drivers break the IVC quite often. Oh and it was glass and not just one piece but numerous pieces of glass in the salad in question.

5/06/2017 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a couple visits a week from health department. Sure we'll find something. Fine the hell out of them. Run em out of business.

5/06/2017 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Garrido, but I lost a lot of respect for him when he basically took the restaurant's side over the desk crew. I won't forget that.

5/06/2017 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there's not a sign on the door that says "Concealed carry permit holders welcome here" don't eat there, or do business there, or go there unless absolutely necessary. Liberalism is a disease, how else can blocking freeways, burning buildings, rioting, attacking police and other mayhem be considered "normal"? (Its why republicans have guns.)

J.J.

5/06/2017 06:14:00 AM

Right on.....The founding fathers didn't intended the 2nd amendment for self defense as much as preservation of the republic. Switzerland has the right idea on protecting their country...in fact we are mandated by the 2nd amendment to prevent the downfall of the republic...the libs know this....

5/06/2017 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coppers should have their meal at the RED APPLE on Milwaukee Ave. on the Chicago/Niles border. It's a good buffet and the owners respect the police.

5/06/2017 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if you see it prepared - you run all kinds of risks. You don't know what the ingredients were treated to prior to the preparation.

Gyros in particular are typically eColi factories waiting to happen. Unless the place has lines out the door and goes through entire spits of Gyro meat at once, they tend to move the burners close to the spit, heat it up, cut off what they need, move the burners away so it doesn't overcook, let it stay "warm" and spin for a few hours, then repeat when people come in... After spending a summer in college working at a gyro shop many moons ago, I've NEVER eaten in one of those places ever again.

If the restaurant is in an interesting neighborhood, or you're in uniform - fuck it - don't go to get anything there. Bring your own stuff, stay safe.

5/06/2017 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Food sucks,Garrido Sucks ,Looney sucks,.Garrido lives right around the corner from Brandys.Ate there twice and both times it was two bites and garbage bound. Ribs were old and dried out. Beef sandwich tasted like tar paper. Never again.

5/06/2017 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lt went there and facebook live his lunch in uniform..Way to support your desk crew"..
Commander said "...it wasn't that dire..."
Good examples of the foolishness in charge at CPD these days--and no, they weren't trying to temper the response of the troops---they are just that self-absorbed and beholden to politicians--they have no clue about being a leader or ensuring the physical, emotional, financial well being of those they are paid to lead.


Hit the nail on the head all these bosses want to be politicians

5/07/2017 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring your own lunches. Then you have one less thing to complain about.

5/07/2017 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, maybe I should check it out as a civilian and see if I find any glass in there. I'll bet if I did, it would REALLY light a fire under someone's azz in the health department...

5/07/2017 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How the hell is this not attempted murder?

Why are the health inspectors not crawling over this dive for adulterated food? Broken glass in the food requires every last open box and can to be thrown out along with all fresh veggies and breads.

The owners may not care about the police but they'll sure as hell care about a week's closure. Where the f is the alderman?

Doesn't anybody care about anything in Chitcago anymore? Jeff Park has sure gone to hell.

5/06/2017 05:38:00 AM

Has anyone contacted the health department about the incident? A lot of people have an opinion and questions but did the people involved contact the health department? If you are so concerned, why don't you contact the health department? Ask the alderman by contacting his office, it's way more proactive than asking a blog, if you really care...

5/07/2017 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Nice Looney statement from Looney

"I guess it wasn't that dire"

Way to back up your officers
5/06/2017 07:57:00 AM

Looney is well, looney. That was too easy, he's as shaky as they come and soft as puppy shit.



He's had WAY too much of the company kool-aid. Real company guy now, and has been for quite a while.

5/07/2017 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hmm, maybe I should check it out as a civilian and see if I find any glass in there. I'll bet if I did, it would REALLY light a fire under someone's azz in the health department...

Maybe you should instead of writing about it in the blog. Brandys has been in business for years and it didn't get there by serving glass with the meals
Yea I bet you would really light a fire under someone's azz. They are tre bling now. I'll call the CFD to put out that fire. Y

5/08/2017 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe a politician

5/08/2017 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who orders a beef sandwich from a Greek joint?

5/08/2017 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was not in the Hood so did any other Officers eat glass, too? How long has he and others been eating glass, spit, doo-doo and more?

5/08/2017 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We responded to an open door/burglar alarm at Hubs in 020....while checking it out we found the gyro roll on the poll on the floor leaning on the wall in the walk in fridge...uncovered cooked whole chickens in container sitting on top of boxes. Dirty used utensils laying on dirty preparation tables in kitchen. Not to mention while walking through kitchen area every step we took sounded like when you undo your vest the ripping Velcro sound from the grease on the floor..I will bring my own food from now on. What an eye opener.

5/13/2017 02:39:00 PM  

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