“Aa where that come from?” – manager’s comment after roach found in customer’s food

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“Aa where that come from?” – manager’s comment after roach found in customer’s food
Photo of the roach in the meal.
Photo of the roach in the meal.

A Soufriere police officer said he has lodged a complaint with the health authorities after discovering a “German roach” in his lunch at a Soufriere restaurant on Wednesday, April 8 at around 1 p.m.

The officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the roach was found in a delicious take-away meal of baked chicken, rice, ground provisions, banana pie, red beans and salad.

The cop said the meal was almost finished when the roach surfaced. He then showed the findings to his colleagues, took photos and proceeded to the environmental health department – accompanied by three co-workers – where he made a report.

“They (health department) said they were gonna investigate. I am not sure if that was done,” he said.

The restaurant was the next stop. The manager was surprised but very cooperative. The officer said the manager gave no attitude, probably because the restaurant was “full” of people.

“I told him … the only thing the man said was ‘Aa coe sar sortie’ [Aa where that come from?] and gave me a refund of $12,” the disappointed officer said.

“I almost ate cock roach.”

One of his colleagues had bought food from the restaurant the same day. “Another guy bought the exact same thing. We checked it but didn’t get nothing.”

The cop said he was a long-time supporter of the establishment.

“From the time I’ve been attached to Soufriere, that’s where I’ve been buying my food the most. About three years,” the cop said.

“After that incident I was talking to a woman about it and she telling me that’s not the first time that was happening. Other persons have gotten German roaches in their food too. I am not buying food there again.”

Instead, the officers plan to cook at the station more often.

“That’s too hazardous to people’s health. Not fair,” he said in reference to dining out.

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  1. Life Goes On ! Human beings don't think about today but tomorrow ... Cooking at the police station you would more likely be eating rat cause that area is (big rat city)

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  2. I really wanna Know the name of that restaurant .....n really people home made food are the best because really wen u go out deh n buy food from others u never KNO wats in their ....stop eating people food ...cook ur own bring it work or watever

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  3. i swear every time I hear a story like this I vow not to eat out , but then again we can prepare everything at home .. I have expireinced my own .. Got rat droppings in freshly bought bread , like the officer I had already consumed majority ..all I'm asking is that health officials take a step .. There are just too many situations occurring ...and the businesses need to see to it that this does not happen .. My next point is that maybe the restaurants names need to be made public ..so people can becareful .. Twice is enough reason to help out people who are consuming these infested foods .

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  4. Since it have long u puchasing lunch dere u could have cconfronted the manager jackass officer

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  5. what I want to know is whats the point of the article if he didnt even name the establishment. so the rest of us will still be eating cockroach from the same place. chyyuuppsssss

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  6. Hmmmm, German roaches multiply very quickly, I suggest that restaurant have Lewis industries come in and do some sensitization work, rennwick and company also sells stuff for roaches.

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  7. Officer you should have sued the resturant it is about time Lucians stand up fot their rights a few people had the same incidents withthis resturant they need the health department to visit there

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  8. We all may have gobbled on roaches in our life time and never knew it irrespective of where in the world we live. Have you ever eaten food and end up on a bite which had you thinking of the extra ordinary taste it had. You move your tongue in, out, up and down and taking pauses, trying to identify the food item. It may just have been that roach bite. The jitters come when we become conscious of the food invaders.

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  9. well how many roaches have you forced the boys on the blocks to swallow mr. officer... ive seen it happen... your turn to eat one... just that youre eating a cockroach

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  10. These things happen everywhere. Sometime last year, my nephew bought food at a noted establishment in Vieux Fort. He took it to Soufriere and when he opened the container, there was a cockroach. Apparently it had been fried in the oil with the chicken. He didn't bother returning it because he was already so far from the establishment.Our health inspectors need to be more vigilant.

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  11. Soufriere ppl just eh wanna see ppl move forward so they will do whatever it takes ... There is a God !! Smhhhhhhh ... SOUFRIERE FULL OF JEALOUSY

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  12. @wam DerE.it is not legal precedence but precedent and not on the matter but in the matter. It is not the police duty to read cases that is the crown prosecution duty. You should go read about the duty of the police since you know so much

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